Reinstate The V. Rev. Father Yakov Ryklin as Acting Rector of St. Mary Magdalen Orthodox Church
ST. MARY MAGDALEN ORTHODOX CHURCH
70 West 107 Street, New York, NY 10025
His Eminence Archbishop MICHAEL
33 Hewitt Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Your Eminence Archbishop MICHAEL,
We, the parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Orthodox Church at 70 West 107th St., New York, NY 10025, herby respectfully request that the V. Rev. Fr. Yakov Ryklin be reinstated to active duty as our priest as soon as possible.
We are familiar with the allegations and people involved in the investigation and we denounce their lies and slander against him.
His prolonged absence has been detrimental to the spiritual health of our community. His dedication to and love for our parish, church and community is unparalleled. Please allow him to return to his former position as head priest and leader of our community.