MOSCOW, may 4 – RIA Novosti. Cleric of the Metropolitan Church of St. Zosima and Savvaty Solovetsky, swaminadhan Andrey Molchanov died at age 54 from complications of coronavirus infection, said the report in Теlegram-channel Working group under Patriarch for the coordination of the activities of Church institutions in terms of the spread of coronavirus infection.

“the Third of may 2020, from complications of coronavirus infection, he died a clergyman of the Church of St. Zosima and Savvaty of Solovki in Sochi swaminadhan Andrey Molchanov”, – stated in the message.

On the website of the Church of St. Zosima and Savvaty of Solovki States that the priest was 54 years old. The last service he performed for Easter on April 19.

“Father Andrew was hospitalized in late April with pneumonia. Due to breathing problems he was transferred on a ventilator. The last days the condition was serious, and on the first Sunday of may, father Andrew died, without regaining consciousness,” – said on the website of the temple.

According to the website, the funeral will take place behind closed doors – presumably on 6 may. Buried father Andrew will be at the Pyatnitskoye cemetery in Moscow. Planned online broadcast of the ceremony.

“on behalf of the rector, clergy, staff, parish expresses deep sympathy to all his friends and relatives. All of us with sorrow news of the passing of father Andrew, he was a support and comfort to many,” – noted in the temple.

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