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.
"Romanov is a tongue-tied person with a completely insane, the empty set of words. The only thing he can take is... emotion. When reading the texts that fell from his lips, there is nothing but bewilderment that someone could do seriously to take it," he wrote in his Telegram-the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop Savva (Tutunov).
As an example he cited one of the statements schemamonk Sergius that "80 thousand fascist Chabad took in the iron grip of the all peoples of the world, through the Talmud, Kabbalah, Internet, communicating directly with Satan."
"To grieve and to worry is about several hundred deceived the unfortunate. And more - about their children. And so it is empty space, really," added the Bishop Savva.
Agrees with him and the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"It is very accurate Bishop wrote. It is a pity (and surprising) that such an insignificant and meaningless speech for someone to act. And too bad that people, once adopting the schema, is not humility, and cannot repent," wrote Legoyda.
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". All of our speakers for the closing of the temples he cursed. 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 that, the ruling Hierarch banned in the service, and today was stripped of his dignity.
A priest because of his public statements also filed an administrative case scheduled on July 7.