Yesterday’s synexar reading was about the departure of St. Peter, the worshipper and it says:
“When his good deeds became well known, he fled to the wilderness of St. Macarius, where he became a monk and lived an ascetic life with great devotion and good repute that made him worthy to know the day of his departure. St. Peter called the elders of the monks and bade them farewell, and departed in peace”
HH. Pope Kyrillos VI knew the day of his departure at least 5 years in advance. HH Anba Theophylis knew his day at least 2 years in advance. I have known and met at least three monks who knew their day of departure.
May everyone lives long, healthy, prosperous life but what is it that you would like to see happening to the human race before leaving this earth if you are blessed of knowing your departure day and what the last versus from the bible you want to memorize?