priest Alexander Shramko
Priest was fired for “perjury and systematic publication in mass media that discredits Orthodox Church”
In Belarus priest Alexander Shramko, who recently criticized in Facebook the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill for ignoring the rank and file of the Orthodox and unwillingness to communicate with them, was officially relieved of the post of cleric of St Michael’s Orthodox parish in Minsk. About it reports “Radio Freedom”.
It is specified that by a decree of the Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky, priest E. Alexander Shramko placed in state at the Minsk diocese without the right service, wearing Uralskogo cross and teaching a blessing.
The reason for the punishment – “neyko violation of the oath, perjury, and systematic publication in mass media messages that are a disgrace to the Orthodox Church and sow in the hearts of enmity and hatred.” According to the decree, the year has to be resolved, will leave the priest uraski San.
In Minsk, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill arrived at the Synod, which he convened mainly because of the granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. To the Belarusian capital Cyril flew to the Belarusian government Bombardier Challenger 850. The service at the Cathedral of the Holy spirit came on luxury cars Mercedes with the number “0002 MI”. At the temple he was greeted with bread and salt, but he just walked past believers.