Sectologists commented on the conflict with shehurina Sergei Romanov

The critical situation in Sredneuralskaya convent, with the refusal of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) to submit to the ecclesiastical power, demonstrates the growing in the Church the problem of sladostrastno is wrong and dangerous practice of spiritual mentoring and this should be subject to the General ecclesiastical discussions, according to Russian sectologists.

Earlier, the Yekaterinburg diocese has banned the serving of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) after he in his homily said that the Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation" and urged his parishioners to go out. He also cursed all who advocate the closure of churches. Sredneuralsky in the monastery, where he served Romanov, at his request are now entered on-duty with the involvement of activists. According to the diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery.

"Sladostrastno, which implies an unacceptable abuse of power shepherd (monks, a white priest or even a layman, assumed the functions of "duhovniceasca" in relation to their followers) of their duties in the spiritual care of the flock entrusted to him, nowadays in the Russian Orthodox Church increasingly alarming character", - reads the statement of the Russian Association of centers for the study of religions and sects (RACERS), received by RIA Novosti.

According to experts, the events of recent months suggests that the problem remains unresolved. In Association sectologists recalled, in particular, about the destructive activities of a former priest Vladimir Golovina from the city of Bolgar, which was also banned in the Ministry and in 2019 cut off from Sana'a. The ROC then condemned the activities of Golovin as contrary to Orthodox dogma, noting that it "confuses" the tens and hundreds of thousands of believers across the country.

According to RACERS, shapes Golovin or Romanova is "only a few vivid examples of the problems of sladostrastie, which, alas, is not confined to these two characters."

"In many dioceses, there are similar "elders", "the seers", "exorcists", who are intimidating their parishioners "future Antichrist", "electronic concentration camp" and other false fears, they create their own "revelations" of the "king-Redeemer", luswata Slavik of Chebarkul, "the secret skhiepiskopa Joseph Stalin", "the visionary starets Rasputin", the alleged betrayal of Orthodoxy all bishops, and similar alarmist statements, instead of offering their own salvation, but only those who show respect to those gestartet full and uncompromising obedience", the statement notes.

Often monastics "mladosti" - not necessarily young age - living in monasteries and taking the crowd of pilgrims, breaking many of their lives, acknowledged in the Association. In this case, "for a number of these new gurus, masquerading as Orthodox pastors, there is a trail of all kinds of scandals or even crimes."

"In connection with the sharp rise in the number of cases actually a spiritually pernicious phenomenon sladostrastno see an urgent need in most serious Church-wide consideration of this matter and adoption of effective solutions at the highest Church level. We also ask that diocesan bishops to pay special attention to this serious problem, because previously we were faced with a situation where received numerous complaints about those or other "miracle workers" acting within the entrusted to their care of the dioceses are often suppressed or just ignored," - said in a statement.

Assessment sectologists, for example, the events surrounding former priest Golovin and already banned in the Ministry of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov), you can see that this problem will itself is not "resolved", but only increases.

"Moreover, any connivance in respect of them such listary-guru is perceived as a weakness of the diocesan leadership and an increasingly radicalized.