Kurayev said that there are more important experiences for him now than the ban on ministering
Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev admitted that he was not worried about his removal from service, because he is in mourning about Archpriest George Breyev, the confessor of Moscow priests who had died from bilateral pneumonia.
- It was he who gave me a recommendation to the seminary 35 years ago. Today I worry about this more. Orphaned again, ”Kuraev said on the air of the National News Service, adding that now he is not up to the decrees of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Note that George Breev died at the age of 83. He was rector of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Krylatskoye.
Andrei Kuraev said earlier that he was not worried about his removal. For example, he stated that he had bought a teddy bear for his granddaughters, and this is now “more important and more important” for him to be removed from service.
Recall that Patriarch Kirill forbade Kuraev to preach after he wrote on the day of the death of Protodeacon Alexander Ageykin that he considered him “a stupid careerist who had made a career in VIP service”. Former abbot of the Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow Ageykin died on April 21 from complications due to coronavirus.
It should be noted that Kuraev is forbidden in priesthood amid conflicts with the clergy that have continued over the past years. He often criticized the church, including for the fact that it closed too early churches for parishioners in a pandemic.
Previously, another priest, Scheme Hagumen Sergius, was forbidden to preach. He cursed the Russian Orthodox Church for closing churches during the isolation regime. The priest stated that the supreme clergy is showing cowardice before a new disease.