Disgraced Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) refused to leave the occupied Sredneuralskaya convent after the deprivation of a dignity by the decision of the Ecclesiastical court. The appeal of chiyoumen published on the YouTube channel of his colleague Vsevolod Mogucheva.

Chiyoumen Sergius deprived of ecclesiastical dignity

“From the monastery I’m not leaving,” said Sergius, urging brothers and sisters to pray “for the protection of the Orthodox lands” and to defend the monastery, in which “the abbess is a Holy mother of God”.