The Synod of the Russian TOC of Metropolitan Raphael (Motovilov) of Moscow has deposed Metropolitan Sergei (Moisenko), a retired Bishop of the TOC-R, after disturbing proof that he was in fact practicing “counseling” sessions in a neo-pagan healing center in Moscow.
According to Metropolitan Daniel, chair of external relations for the
TOC-R, “Such activities are not compatible with the episcopal dignity.”
Oh, come on! We all have to make a living and as I’ve found out for myself, there isn’t much that an out of work priest can actually do.