MOSCOW, may 3 – RIA Novosti. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has suspended Archpriest Vladimir Chuvikin from the administration of the Patriarchal metochion of the Nikolo-Perervinsky monastery in Moscow for violation of the order of worship in the Holy and Bright week.

�the Decree published on the website of the Moscow diocese. Until now, penalties for the violation of the Patriarchal decree coronavirus have not been reported.

Earlier, the Patriarch issued a decree “On liability for failure to comply with guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus infections.” The document States that if the failure to comply with the orders of the hierarchy will entail infection with coronavirus and subsequent death, the perpetrator can be brought to Church court, and in some cases – to the Church-administrative responsibility “with deliberate disregard of measures to protect people from mass infection with a deadly disease.”

the Moscow Patriarchate at the request of the chief sanitary doctor of the capital ordered the clergy of Moscow and Moscow region on April 13 to hold services without the participation of the congregation. Later, these restrictions were extended until further order of the hierarchy. Similar measures were introduced in many dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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