Yakov Krotov

My private English library. My photoes.

I am Russian, married, I have two sons and one grand-daughter, I earn my living as a radio-preacher. I live in Moscow. I am Russian Orthodox priest and my bishop is Igor' Isichenko, bishop of the Ukranian Orthodox Autocephalous Church. More about myself.

‎"There is an abyss of love deeper than the abyss of death" (Rev. Frederick Maurice, 1854.) Chartist, founder of English Christian Socialism. Phrase sounds so Victorian, even Alicee-in-Wonderlandian. Love is not an abyss but a mountain.

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Pentagon includes Defense Department's "Anti-Terrorism Force Protection" (ATFP). Thomas Bruce, the Army reserve chaplain, created another ATFP: a web-based prayer movement called Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer. He registered the website as http://atfp.org/. Great idea. I wonder only aren't we obliged to choose: either to pray for enemy or to bomb enemy... Mt 6:24, you know...

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You can write me: 7777777aa - the sign of commercial dot or call it any other way - gmail.com

I read a lot in English, but I don't have English-speakers around me, this explains the peculiarites of my style while writing in English. I was especially at odds with articles in school, and I still don't understand them well and put them just from time to time when it seems to me proper from the poetical (rythme) point of view.


All You need is God. Salvation.

All You need is Blood.

Be fruitful, and multiply, and think.

Between liberalism and conservatism.


Christianity and Islam vs. Christians and Muslims.




Life without father: my dad

Life with Fr. Alexander Men' (1935-1990). Men' as a victim of idolatry.

Will in Eastern and Western spirituality.

Unity of the Church

Communion with Rome

Modern Christian fundamentalism

Make-up, not war: in defence of consumerism.


Sex: Christian.

Whether anti-abortionists are consecutive?

Aggression under Christian brand

Newspeak: "collaboration" means "symphony," "symphony" means "repressive society."

Pseudo-religious cricicism of the West.


Army Soul of Russia

Death penalty in Russian history.

Tsar as Antichrist.

The history of the Kazan icon.

Clash between personal and institutional: Russian Orthodox theology case.

KGB and Russian Orthodoxy.

Russian Orthodoxy & Protestant missions.

On Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 2008.

Collection of previous texts (1993-2005), which I hope step by step rearrange here.