Real priests do not run away from but run to the Lord. The people are not the church. The preceding is Protestant thinking. Even Orthodox Christians can think like Protestants. Run to God. Run to the Truth. And He will give you rest. To do otherwise is delusional.
1. cease to support or look after (someone); desert.
“her natural mother had abandoned her at an early age”
synonyms: desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one’s back on, cast aside, break (up) with
2. give up completely (a course of action, a practice, or a way of thinking).
“he had clearly abandoned all pretense of trying to succeed”
synonyms: renounce, relinquish, dispense with, disclaim, forgo, disown, disavow, discard, wash one’s hands of