The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Forefather Enos

Dionisy's frescoes. Forefather Enos

Son of Jared and father of a Methuselah, the seventh patriarch. According to the Bible, Enos “walked with God”, i.e. strived for highest purity and holiness. As an award for his piety and faith God “translated him” so that “he should not see death” caused by the sins of his ancestors. (Hebrews 11:5). According to the apocryphical text “The Book of Enos”, he was taken up to heaven to judge the fallen angels. Enos together with prophet Elijah are to come first to herald the second advent of Christ.