The ROC has not yet made a decision on the new Abbot of the Sretensky monastery

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Coorperate in fotomasterskie monastery. Archival photoThe ROC has not yet made a decision on the new Abbot of the Sretensky monastery© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Coorperate the image Bank

Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) was appointed head of the Pskov Archdiocese will no longer be able to perform the duties of the Abbot of the Sretensky monastery and rector of the Sretensky theological Seminary, the decision on the new Governor has not been made, reported Thursday RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

Earlier Thursday, during a festive Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the occasion of the feast of the ascension, the Patriarch ordained Bishop of Pskov and Porokhov Tikhon to Metropolitan in connection with his appointment by the Holy Synod, the ruling Hierarch of Pskov Archdiocese.

«Bishop Tikhon after erection in a dignity of Metropolitan travel in the Pskov Archdiocese, and, of course, he can no longer perform the duties of the Abbot of the Sretensky stavropegic monastery and rector of the Seminary,» said the priest Alexander Volkov.

According to him, the Patriarch of «some time» to decide on who will be the new vicar of the monastery and the new rector of the Seminary. «These decisions, in accordance with the procedure finally approved by the Holy Synod. While that may be appointed acting Governor and rector», he added.

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