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The court will consider new case schemamonk Sergius of incitement on 20 July

The court in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region, July 20, will consider an administrative case on the incitement of hatred or enmity with respect to schema-monk Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), it follows from the records of the court.

The spiritual father and founder of Sredneuralskaya convent father Sergius found himself in the spotlight after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 - a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of this, the ecclesiastical court stripped him of his dignity. In the administrative case about the dissemination of incorrect information he was fined 90 thousand rubles.

The court fined defrocked father Sergius for the distribution of fakes

The court in Verkhnyaya Pyshma of the Sverdlovsk region was fined 90 thousand rubles defrocked schemamonk Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) for distributing unreliable information.

During the meeting, the lawyer Sergius claimed that in the materials there is no evidence of deliberate dissemination of the information in the network, therefore asked to discontinue the proceedings. He schemamonk at the meeting did not appear.

The monastery in the Urals was opened after the deprivation of the rank of father Sergius

Sredneuralskaya convent, which in recent months has been in the media spotlight once again opened its doors to worshipers and pilgrims. The RIA Novosti correspondent first visited the monastery and learned how to change the lives of nuns after the deprivation of Holy orders, their Confessor.

The spiritual father and founder of Sredneuralskaya convent Abbot Sergius found himself in the spotlight after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 - a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of this, the ecclesiastical court stripped him of his dignity, and the temple, "Sporitelnitsa loaves" temporarily closed for pilgrims.

Sredneuralskaya convent was opened for parishioners

Sredneuralskaya convent, founded by defrocked Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), again open to the pilgrims, said the representative of the cleric Vsevolod Moguchev.

"Sredneuralskaya convent in honor of the mother of God "sporitelnitsa bread" open to his visit to the Orthodox parishioners and pilgrims," wrote Moguchev on his page in "Vkontakte".

ROC called meaningless speech defrocked of chiyoumen Sergius

The Moscow Patriarchate called defrocked of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) "tongue-tied man", expressing surprise that his "insignificant and meaningless speech for someone to act."

Court of Yekaterinburg diocese earlier on Friday stripped the priesthood of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent, now he is simply religious.

Defrocked Abbot Sergius will remain a monk

Defrocked Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) continues to be a member of the Church in the monastic rank, it can still be addressed as "father", told RIA Novosti in the Moscow Patriarchate.

Court of Yekaterinburg diocese on Friday defrocked chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent.

The diocese will study the data on convictions of defrocked chiyoumen Sergius

The Yekaterinburg diocese of exploring data about convictions for the murder of chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov), who has previously cursed the closing of all the temples in the period of the pandemic, was banned from serving, and then defrocked, told journalists the Chairman of Department on interrelations of the Church with society and mass media of the Yekaterinburg diocese, Archpriest Maxim changers.

Earlier, local media claimed that in 1985, Nicholas Romanov was sentenced to four years for theft of state property and the accident that led to the death of a person, and for a murder with aggravated robbery. According to media reports, in the aggregate Romanov was sentenced to 13 years in prison and served his sentence prior to 1997. The Novels in his video that uploaded on YouTube, admitted that he was ordained a priest, despite his crime.

ROC explained the deprivation of chiyoumen Sergius Sana

Do in the service of Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) have ignored all calls by the Church to stop his public activity and was therefore defrocked, reported RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

Earlier on Friday the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese defrocked chiyoumen Sergius. Later, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda said that the decision must be approved by the Patriarch, after which it will enter into force.

Abbot Sergius did not attend the third meeting of the ecclesiastical court

Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), cursed closing the temples during a pandemic coronavirus and then prohibited from serving again failed to appear at a Church court hearing his work, told journalists the representative of the Ekaterinburg diocese.

The first meeting of the diocesan court in the case of chiyoumen was June 15, however, a review of the activities of the priest had to be postponed to 26 June due to the fact that he read from a prepared text, not related to the essence of the four charges, quickly left the meeting without answering questions on the merits. At the second meeting, the cleric has not appeared, therefore he was again transferred, this time on 3 July. The diocese argued that the court may take decision in case of absence of Sergius.

The Deputy responded to the criticism of the idea to check out priests conviction in the ROC

State Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko expressed surprise at the negative reaction of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church on his offer to check for criminal record and mental abnormalities at the ordination to the priesthood, noting that the proposal was made in a very delicate manner, while such validation would not allow the ordination of people who reduce the authority of the Church.

Earlier, Marchenko sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). In it the Deputy, in particular, proposed to amend the legislation to include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental illness, and the provision of criminal records.

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