And, as if that was not enough, the holy company, who obviously had a bit too much to drink, started a brawl, which local police later confirmed despite Archbishop Mstyslav’s angry protestations.
In a video shown on 1+1 TV Archbishop Mstyslav and his friends are seen embroiled in a series of fistfights with male guests and canoodling with young ladies on the dance floor.
Things start to look very bad 3 min. 17 sec. into the video.
A Council of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church that met on Tuesday to discuss the unseemly behavior of its senior members, punished the waywad Archbishop with a month's stay at a local monastery.
His companions were suspended from pastoral duties. The UAOC said it would conduct its own probe into the incident.