He then entered the Kiev Theological Academy, graduating in 1895. He took monastic vows in 1894, receiving the name Platon. He served as an assistant professor and instructor of Moral Theology while he continued his studies, and in 1898, he received a Master of Theology degree. [[Hieromonk]] Platon was named inspector at the Kiev Academy and was raised to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. He was named rector of the Kiev Academy in 1902 and was consecrated [[bishop]], serving as second [[auxiliary bishop|vicar]] of the Kiev diocese.
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