Seized Sredneuralskaya convent in Ekaterinburg Abbot Sergius demanded the presence of the ecclesiastical court witnesses. This is stated in a statement released by his colleague Vsevolod Mogucheva, in a social network “Vkontakte”.

As reported by “the Rambler”, the former Confessor of the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Polonskaya, Abbot Sergius were deprived of the right to preach in his assessment of the pandemic coronavirus. He called the threat of the spread of infection, “the invention of the godless” anathematized officials and urged the people not to sit in isolation. On July 3, the scheduled meeting of the ecclesiastical court over shehurina Sergius.

According to Vsevolod Mogucheva, the desire to play on the Church court was a writer and publicist, founder of the library on religion and interfaith relations Eduard Hodos. And he Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) sent a letter to the Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye Kirill.

“Please note, without a witness and expert Eduard Davidovich Hodos and other witnesses, the hearing will be lynching,” said Serge.

He also urged everyone to wants to come to the meeting and act as witnesses. Abbot led Hodos as an example, noting that both “are those who adopted Orthodoxy and is not afraid to confess Christ, to denounce evil.”