The Patriarch of Corelphoto: Sergei Pyatakov / RIA Novosti
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has expelled disgraced chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov), seized the convent of Sredneuralskaya near Ekaterinburg. This was reported on Friday, July 24, on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).
“His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has approved the decision of the Diocesan court of the diocese of Yekaterinburg that July 3, 2020 recognized chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) is guilty of a violation of the oath of the priests, monastic vows, and a number of Apostolic rules and the rules of the Ecumenical Councils and decided to spew it out of Sana’a”, — stated in the statement.
The court found false and defamatory accusations, made during performances of chiyoumen and acknowledged the violation of canonical norms cease “remembrance of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia and ruling Bishop during the Liturgy”.
On the deprivation of his rank in the ecclesiastical court became known in early July. However, the decision enters into force it was necessary the approval of the Patriarch.
July 22, priest Sergius, again appealed to the Russians for the first time urging its supporters to aggressive actions. In particular, he said that his supporters must be freed “from the shackles of Satan” and declare war towers 5G, which allegedly cause harm to human health.
Earlier, Sergiy has repeatedly issued controversial statements. In particular, he actively criticized and cursed the authorities who took the decision on the temporary closing of the churches against the background of the spread of coronavirus, and said that everything that happens is pseudopodia. Also in July, the priest during his sermons several times appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, demanding that the President gave him his powers, and threatening “full-scale spiritual war.” However, he noted that “no blood, no Maidan, no revolutions will not be”.
On 7 July the court fined Sergius for the denial of the coronavirus on 90 thousand rubles. He was found guilty in violation of part 9 of article 13.15 of the administrative code (“Abuse of freedom of mass information”). On 20 July he was also found guilty of violating administrative article 20.3.1 of the administrative code (“inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity”) and fined 18 thousand rubles. In this case the priest to any of the court sessions did not appear.
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