Metropolitan Filaret approved the recommendation of the ecclesiastical court, which met on May 10.
Made statements that contradict the official position of the Belarusian Orthodox Church
The Tribunal recommended the prohibition Pope Alexander Shramko ministry for what he is without the church’s blessing participated in the press conference, which was organized by the Church "new life." Father spoke badly about the law "On freedom of conscience" and made public statements that contradict the official position of the Belarusian Orthodox Church.
In Exarchate were harsh claim to the website "Church", which made Father Alexander Shramko.
Clarifies the official dealer of the Belarusian Exarchate in public relations, Archimandrite Father Alexei Shinkevich:
"He was not fired from his own work, but for the fact that he spoke at a press conference on the blessing not control Belorussian Orthodox Church, and other actions that do not correspond to the highest rank of his priest, he did not commit blaslavlyaetstsa svyashchennanachallem sacraments. He may participate in church services, but not allowed make them — for example, the sacrament of baptism, the sacrament of the Eucharist, the sacrament elepamazannya, the sacrament of marriage. "
Archimandrite Alexis Shinkevich states that Father Alexander Shramko allowed participate in worship, read, sing, teach in the church school, meet with youth.
Father Alexander does not know whether to repent
Sam’s father, Alexander Shramko confirmed that suspended svyashchennasluzhennya:
"To repent. Blamed me not a hundred percent, deviate from worship, you can not perform the sacraments. But, basically, if I bring repentance, there may be recovery. Lords for consideration."
Father Alexander Shramko said that he needed time to sort out the situation in their own ideas, emotions. While he is not ready to read about their own follow-up.
The representative of the Belarusian Exarchate in public relations, Archimandrite Father Alexei Shinkevich states that church with the knowledge refers to the father of Alexander Shramko dilemmas:
"We believe in the spiritual father of Alexander the state when necessary to assist him. Nobody does not reject it, nobody was punished. Let him rest with his own family, with his own soul."