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Legoyda: support for schema-monk Sergius and his adherents comes from ignorance

The reason for the popularity defrocked schemamonk Sergius (Romanova) his followers, among them prominent figures of culture, may derive from their ignorance, and of Sergius negative impact could "tubesca" fame, believes the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

"The people who to him (Sergius - ed.) go, including our honored artists and stuff, they seem to be because educated people. But why they think that Christianity is this? Although the fact that he says, I don't see any connection with the gospel. This is for anything relevant, except the gospel," - said Legoyda during the online live communication platform "Moscow international salon of education".

Denied COVID-19 cleric can't serve the Liturgy, he reminded the diocese

The Yekaterinburg diocese after media reports that denied the epidemic of the coronavirus Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) on Wednesday promised to spend the Sredneuralskaya convent of the service, recalled that the priest has no right to serve the Liturgy.

Sredneuralsky in the monastery introduced a round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks at the request of chiyoumen. Legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually removed from the monastery by Sergius, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. According to some of the Yekaterinburg media at the scene, to father Sergius to the Liturgy came among others the hockey club "Avtomobilist" Pavel Datsyuk.