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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.

The Dalai Lama made an appeal on the occasion of his 85th birthday

The Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso, addressed on the occasion of his 85th birthday, in which he declared that he is "messenger of Avalokitesvara" - the Buddha of compassion, going to live for 110 years "or so" and asked the Buddhists read the mantra "Om Mani Padme hum" at least a thousand times.

"Today, July 6 – the day of my birth. Due to limitations associated with the pandemic (coronavirus), large gatherings of people to conduct a magnificent celebration possible. But in them, and there is no need. However, if you want to celebrate my birthday, I would ask you to read the MANI mantra (Om Mani Padme hum) of at least a thousand times", - said in the appeal of the Dalai Lama, which arrived in RIA Novosti.

The Dalai Lama has allowed to study the physiology "of the soul", said Russian scientists

The Dalai Lama has explored the "soul" from the physiological point of view and to restore the "system of consciousness" of a person that will help take care of the "brain health" and to understand "who we are and where we are going", said Russian scientists, congratulating the Buddhist spiritual leader on the anniversary.

On Monday he turns 85 years old.

In the Altai Republic restores burned at the foot of Belukha chapel

Recovery of burned at the foot of Belukha mountain of the chapel began in the Altai Republic, according to Gornoaltayskoe diocese.

"With the support of the government of the Altai Republic, restoration work began", - is spoken in the message.

The Church of Greece: the Turks will not dare to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome believes that the Turks will not dare to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.

"Look, they play all the games that got their hands. And it's also a game. I believe that they wouldn't dare," said Jerome, answering the question of the Greek Mesogeios TV channel, will the Turkey on the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque.

Premiere of the film "Dalai Lama – the scientist" will be held on the day of his anniversary

The online premiere of the documentary "Dalai Lama – the scientist" will be held on the day of the 85th anniversary of the world famous Buddhist spiritual leader (July 6) in Russian on the official site of Fund of assistance to preservation of cultural and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism "Save Tibet" (savetibet.ru), twice at 14.00 GMT and 19.00 GMT, told RIA Novosti in the Fund.

"For more than 30 years I work very closely with Western scholars. Now, when I think about myself, I sometimes think that a Buddhist monk I only half. Half I am a scientist," admits Sam, Dalai Lama XIV, Tenzin Gyatso.

The Dalai Lama promised to live up to 113 years

Honorary representative of the Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso in Russia, Mongolia and CIS countries, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Republic of telo Tulku Rinpoche announced that the Buddhist leader, who on Monday will celebrate 85-year anniversary, promised to live up to 113 years.

"Dear friends! This year, July 6, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will turn 85. This is a very long career, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a promise to be with us, to 113 years," the letter says Rinpoche on the occasion of the anniversary of the spiritual leader of Buddhists, the text of which came on Saturday in RIA Novosti.

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".

The ROC assessed the possible change of the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

The Moscow Patriarchate has called on the Turkish authorities to respect the feelings of millions of Christians and not to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque and reminded that Istanbul and so there is no shortage of Muslim temples.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT. The decision will be announced within 15 days.

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.

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