Perm, June 30, Interfax - Rector of St. Sergius Church in Bibirevo Hegumen Sergy (Rybko), who is preaching among rockers, hippies and representatives of other subcultures, performed as a drummer when opening a rock-festival in the deserted Bakharevka airdrome in Perm.
His colleague Fr. Nikolay who also attended the opening ceremony played the guitar. The priests played several rock compositions, website of the Permsky Obozrevatel paper has reported.
Earlier Alexy II decorated Fr. Sergy for his successful missionary work.
Fr. Sergy confessed he had turned to God thanks to such legendary rock-groups as the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. The Bibirevo rector has composed a rock-opera.
"There's a way to God, to salvation through rock music and this way is rather wide. Many of our rock musicians are Orthodox people. And they turn to God more and more in their compositions," the priest said.