Archdiocese of Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

Moscow Patriarchate

Communique of the Archbishop office of July 11, 2017

Due to their insubordination to the canonical authority of the Archbishop and the patriarchal Exarch and taking into account their wishes to be reduced to the secular state according to the canonical tradition of the Church, we hereby inform the priests and The priesthood of the Church that the priests: Lambert van Dinteren and Christoforos Schuff are suspended from the exercise of their priesthood.

From today they are forbidden to celebrate divine services, to confer sacraments and blessings to the faithful as well as to wear the liturgical clothes and the pectoral cross. Their records will be transmitted to the Holy Synod