Famous Moscow priest joins the OCU
The priest wrote about this on his Facebook page.
"Be advised that the period of my stay in the canonical void, with a letter of leave and outside of any particular diocese, has come to an end. I was accepted as a clergyman of the Cathedral of Kherson by Bishop Nikodim. This is the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. I reside in the daughter of the mother of Russian cities so far - well, it happens...,” he noted.
Yakov Krotov was baptized in 1974 by priest Alexander Men. He was a member of the Apostolic Orthodox Church. When the AOC allowed bishops to marry, he shifted to the UAOC(o) under the leadership of Archbishop Igor (Isichenko).
Since 1997, he has been hosting the radio program "From a Christian point of view" on Radio Liberty.
"To God, a thousand kilometers is like half a foot" Admitted in person, without a parish. I would like to thank Bishop Igor (Isichenko) for many years of archpastoral help, attention, and leniency to my shortcomings, and I hope that his fate and the fate of other priests who were in the now liquidated Kharkiv-Poltava diocese will be determined for the better," the clergymen wrote.
The priest also noted that he has close ties with the people of Kherson:
"I have a very long-standing connection with the Orthodox people of Kherson: for many years I have been speaking there on television with conversations about the faith together with Fr. Ioann Zamaraev, who lives there permanently."