In the schism, the ministers only look like the priests of the canonical Church, in fact, their Orthodoxy is fake. The head of the DECR of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), Vzglyad reports.
According to him, although in non-canonical structures they declare their belonging to Orthodoxy and wear the same vestments as the priests of the canonical Church, from the point of view of church canons, their sacraments are graceless.
“That is, if a child is brought to be baptized in this church, Baptism is not performed, if someone comes to this church to receive Communion, Communion does not take place – people do not accept the Body and Blood of Christ, but bread and wine,” said Metropolitan Hilarion.
Earlier, political scientist Andrei Vidishenko said that a stillborn political surrogate cannot be placed at the basis of the Church of Christ.