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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".

He expressed surprise how could a man, more or less aware of what Christianity is, to associate myself with the statements and behavior of the former chiyoumen. "So, this ignorance is, unfortunately. In this sense, education is a great force," - said Legoyda.

Earlier in support of schemamonk Sergius spoke, in particular, actress Maria Shukshina, hockey player Pavel Datsyuk, famous Orthodox psychotherapist Vyacheslav Borovskikh, some other media personalities.

Speaking about the Romanov, the head of the Synodal Department suggested that, "apparently, the man had some kind of tragedy."

"Many of my friends from Yekaterinburg, who knew him personally and went to the monastery, noticed that lately he has changed a lot, and last but not least, by the way, due to the fact that he became an active preacher in this via Youtube, and here is the "tubesca" fame, may also a role played. Although it's not that he's using Youtube, do it because many of the priests, and that he says there," - said Legoyda.

Verkhnyaya Pyshma city court Monday fined Sergiy (Romanov) for 18 thousand rubles in the administrative case under article under article 20.3.1 of the administrative code "inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity". The accused in court were not.

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 to protest, but those who close churches, cursed. 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.