In Yaroslavl was suspended priest who supported the defendants in the “Moscow business”
Metropolitan of Yaroslavl and Rostov Panteleimon banned from serving the priest of Alexander Parfenov, in September signed the letter in support of the defendants in the “Moscow business”. The decree of the Bishop posted on his page Parfenov. The ban will apply until the end of 2024.
On his page on LiveJournal, the priest said that the diocese had long been dissatisfied with his liberal political views. According to him, the decision was signed on the results of the diocesan court, and he admits that judges may not even know about his support of the defendants in the “Moscow business”. The priest notes that in a few years, the pressure for a career in the tract “Mount St. Mary”, against which he fought. Nevertheless, the political background to the decision Parfenov doesn’t rule.
“I know that one of the members of the ecclesiastical court thinks differently: “Parfenov for his liberal views spoil all their good undertakings”. Yes, I made two strikes, which don’t repent, but what caused this time? Do not show me the members of the ecclesiastical court, of which one concerned father Alexis? Twice I asked him whether they had received money from the quarry. The answer was: “bite your Tongue and respect the boundaries! Forbidden for a long time was not able to help.“ I think it’s working,” — said Alexander Parfenov.
The press-Secretary of the eparchy Alexander Stomski explained to the edition of “7×7” that the ban on priesthood disciplinary. “This is due to the implementation of its priest, and the rector’s activities. In this case, the prohibition of the Church is a therapeutic measure which should return the person in the correct mood to it in the future, the Ministry continued. We all have the hope that in the future Alexander will continue to sell yourself as a priest. It [the ban in service] due to his direct duties”, — he commented.
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