MOSCOW, 29 Sep – RIA Novosti. The decision on the prohibition of Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev in the priesthood is “Mature enough” because of his “constant insults” to the clergy and the Church itself, said RIA Novosti member of the Synodal biblical-theological Commission and the inter-Council presence of the Russian Orthodox Church, head of the intellectual club “Katechon” Arkady Maler.

Earlier, Patriarch Kirill signed a decree temporarily banning the service Kuraev “in connection with a public insult to the memory of” former Abbot of the Epiphany Cathedral of Moscow, Archpriest Alexander Ageikin, and “given the previous acts, for which there had been complaints”. The final decision on this issue will be taken by the diocesan ecclesiastical court.

“I think it’s quite Mature already, because for many years archdeacon Andrei Kuraev is engaged in the systematic persecution of the Church. His blog has become a source of constant rudeness, insults, humiliation in the address of very many of our clergy and, most importantly, the address of the Church and of the Orthodox faith,” said Mahler.

According to him, Kuraeva “five years ago, had to be unfrocked and excommunicated as such” because, “based on what he writes, he is no longer Orthodox, and Orthodox Christianity is the true religion.”

“In that sense it is a perfectly logical decision of the Patriarch. But another issue is that it is overripe. And I very much hope that the ecclesiastical court will take an adequate decision, and he will be defrocked”, – concluded the Agency interlocutor.

the Abbot elohovskom Cathedral, Archpriest Alexander Ageikin died April 21 from complications of coronavirus.

Previously, many prominent members of the clergy expressed their condolences for the passing of Archpriest Alexander Ageikin, giving it a high rating as a priest and simply as a person. In particular, the Chairman of the education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Maxim Kozlov told RIA Novosti that father Alexander was a “worthy servant of the Church” and a person “without any self-glorification and aplomb”. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad (ROCOR) Metropolitan of Eastern America and new York Hilarion has said that Again did much to strengthen ties between the ROC and ROCOR and “always warmly welcomed by members of the clergy and laity of the Foreign Russia”.

Offensive comment about the late Kura prohibited from serving on the backdrop of conflict relations with the authorities in recent years. Archdeacon have been critical of the Church, including the fact that it was not earlier closed the churches for parishioners in the context of the epidemic of the coronavirus.