Metropolitan Chrysanthus (in the world, Yakov Antonovich Chepil ; June 24, 1937 , Beryozovka village, Volyn Voivodeship , Polish Republic - January 4, 2011 , Moscow ) - Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church ; Metropolitan of Vyatka and Slobodskaya.
|April 23, 1978 - January 4, 2011|
|Church||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Successor||John (Timofeev) (high school)|
|Birth name||Yakov Antonovich Chapil|
Volyn Voivodeship ,
The Republic of Poland
|Father||Anton Dmitrievich Chepil|
|Mother||Daria Petrovna Chepil|
|Holy Order||March 15, 1970|
|Monasticism||March 30, 1971|
|Episcopal consecration||April 23, 1978|
Born in the family of a peasant Anton Dmitrievich Chepil, who died at the front of the Great Patriotic War in 1941 .
As a child, he lived in the Korets Nunnery , whose novice was his own aunt, the nun Manefa, who founded a gold-sewing school there.
In 1955 , a year after graduating from a rural school, Yakov entered the Kiev Theological Seminary . At this time, the Khrushchev persecution of the church and the clergy began. In 1957 , after graduating from the 3rd grade of the seminary, Yakov was drafted into the ranks of the Armed Forces of the USSR, into the military-building troops . During the service, he graduated from the construction college with a degree in surveying in Stavropol .
After the end of the service, Jacob could not get a passport, because the authorities were afraid of continuing his studies in the theological seminary. But a document proving that he was a surveyor, and also promises to work in his specialty helped him return his passport. By this time, the Kiev seminary had already been closed, all documents were transferred to Odessa . Jacob went there in 1961 , but failed to obtain permission from the ombudsman, the refusal was motivated by the fact that the seminary was on the verge of closure. Jacob had to return back to Stavropol, where the ruling bishop was Anthony (Romanovsky) , whom Jacob had known since the time of military service. Anthony sent him to the village of Novoselitsy, Aleksandrovsky district . There, for 8 months, Jacob was obedient to the psalmist and regent of the parish church.
In the same year, Yakov went to Zagorsk , where he entered the Moscow Theological Seminary . But he was not given a local residence permit and several other seminarians who had served in the army, the seminary was in danger of closure. Only after the removal of Khrushchev and the end of the persecution of the church, young people were able to get a residence permit.
In 1963 - 1967, Yakov studied at the Moscow Theological Academy , graduated with a degree of candidate of theology (work "The Teachings of Grigory Dvoeslov on Shepherding"). During his studies at the seminary, he obeyed the regent of the student church choir, and at the academy he was the regent of the choirs of Moscow churches.
July 18, 1967 , on the day of St. Sergius of Radonezh , Bishop Filaret (Vakhromeev) (now Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsky ) was ordained deacon . He continued his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Theological Academy, while acting as a referent for the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate .
On March 15, 1970 , after graduating from graduate school, he was ordained a priest by the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nicodemus (Rotov) . September 12, 1970 was appointed rector of the Petrozavodsk Holy Cross Cathedral and Dean of the Olonets Diocese .
March 30, 1971 was tonsured a monk by Metropolitan Nicodemus with the name Chrysanthus . On April 28 of the same year, he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite .
April 23, 1978 by decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in Leningrad, was ordained bishop of Kirov and Slobodsky. The consecration was performed by the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Nikodim (Rotov) , the Archbishop of Vyborg Kirill and the bishops: Tikhvin Meliton (Solovyov) , Vologda and Velikoustyuzhsky Damaskin (Bodry) , Arkhangelsk and Kholmogorsk Isidor (Kirichenko) .
By decree of September 9, 1988, he was awarded the rank of archbishop .
In 1994, Vyatka land was visited by Patriarch Alexy II . In his letter to Chrysanthus upon his return to Moscow, he wrote:
|Your Eminence! Having returned safely to Moscow, I want to heartily thank you for the cordiality, hospitality, attention and care with which you surrounded me and those accompanying me. I preserve bright memories from prayer-eucharistic communion with you, the clergy and the leadership of the region and city. The revival of the diocesan, parish, monastic and parish life - pleases and comforts. Thank God that the Vyatka department has such a wonderful cathedral church in the monastery of St. Tryphon of Vyatka. Please convey my deep gratitude to the Governor and all the leaders of the region and the city for the cordial hospitality and warm attention. May God's help accompany your archpastoral labors. Please convey my blessing to the clergy, monks, your closest assistants and the entire Vyatka flock. I thank the inhabitants of the land of Vyatka for their kindness, attention and pray, may peace and blessings of God be with this ancient land and those who live in it! With love. ALEXY. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia|
On February 29, 2004, Archbishop Chrysanthus was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan  .
On January 4, 2011, Metropolitan Chrysanthus died in Moscow after a serious and prolonged illness. Archbishop Yoshkar-Ola and Mari John (Timofeev) was appointed temporary manager of the Vyatka diocese.
The funeral service for Metropolitan Chrysanthus on January 9, 2011 was led by Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan, Alexander (Mogilev)  . With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Metropolitan Chrysanthus (Chepil) was buried in the Assumption Cathedral of the Trifonov Monastery, near the northern wall, not far from the crayfish of the Monk Tryphon of Vyatka  .
- Order of Honor
- Order of Friendship ( 2000 ) - for services to the state, many years of fruitful activity in the field of culture and art, a great contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples 
- Medal "For Merit in the Conduct of the All-Russian Population Census"
- Order of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Duke Vladimir II  and III degree
- Order of the Holy Right Prince Daniel of Moscow, II degree
- Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh II and III degree
- Order of St. Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomensky II degree
- Medal of St. Macarius of the Unzhen miracle worker
Other Orthodox Churches
- Order of Equal Mary Magdalene of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church
- Medal of the Soviet Peace Fund
- Medal "For contribution to the heritage of the peoples of Russia"
- Breastplate “For distinction in service” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
- Academician, full member of the Academy of Management in Education and Culture
- Honorary Citizen of the Kirov Region
- Golden Sign to the “Worthy” Academy of Arts
- Metropolitan of Vyatka and Sloboda Chrysanthus (Chapil, 01/04/2011)
- In the Vyatka diocese, they said goodbye to Metropolitan Chrysanthus
- Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of July 26, 2000 No. 1380 “On Awarding with State Prizes of the Russian Federation” . // Official website of the President of Russia. Date of treatment July 25, 2016.
- Patriarchal greetings to Metropolitan Vyatka Chrysanthus on the 40th anniversary of the service in the holy dignity
- Chrysanthus, Metropolitan of Vyatka and Slobodsky (Chepil Iakov Antonovich) - on the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church
- Metropolitan of Vyatka and Sloboda Chrysanthus (Chepil Yakov Antonovich) - on the official website of the Vyatka diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church
- Metropolitan Chrysanthus will celebrate holidays in intensive care (inaccessible link)
- Metropolitan Chrysanthus passes away at the age of 74
|Metropolitan (until February 29, 2004 Archbishop, until 1988 Bishop) Vyatka and Slobodsky|
April 23, 1978 - January 4, 2011