FounderNicolae Carpathia
CreatedMidpoint of Tribulation
DissolvedDay of Glorious Appearing

Carpathianism is a religion established by the character Nicolae Carpathia in the Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

The official and only legal religion of Earth during the latter half of the Tribulation, Carpathianism is established by the Antichrist figure and leader of the global government in the Left Behind series of books. The religion lasts for three and a half years before meeting its downfall at the hands of Jesus Christ.


Carpathianism is founded by Global Community Supreme Potentate and Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia in book eight of the series, The Mark, replacing Enigma Babylon One World Faith. Having been "indwelt" by Satan and raised from the dead after being slain by Chaim Rosenzweig, Carpathia is quick to proclaim himself as the one true God. Promoting his Supreme Commander and False Prophet Leon Fortunato to the rank of Most High Reverend Father of Carpathianism, he outlaws all existing religions and declares that swift and brutal punishment will come to those who refuse to adopt this religion and, in turn, worship him as God.


Acceptance of this religion requires the participant to bear the "mark of loyalty" on his right hand or his forehead and to bow down before the image of Carpathia three times a day, with failure to do so punishable by death. It is also mandatory for followers of the religion to sing "Hail Carpathia" whenever it is played live before the Potentate's appearances, or, in the case of New Babylon being blanketed by the plague of darkness from the fifth Bowl Judgment, when the image of Carpathia is no longer visible.

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