This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the chairman of the church court, Nikolai Maletu.

He said that during the meeting, the court decided to convict Scheme of St. Sergius of violating the priestly oath and monastic vows.

“The second (decision. - RT) is to overthrow the schema of Sergius, Romanov Nikolai Vasilyevich, from the holy dignity,” said Maleta.

At the end of May, the Yekaterinburg diocese banned the clergyman Sergius in the ministry.