Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Institute Limited is an incorporated not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

ACN: 623 975 913

Registered Office: 28 Morwell ave, Dandenong, VIC 3175

The Company Constitution may be viewed here



V. Rev. Dr Michael Protopopov, OAM (company secretary)

Chancellor, Australian and New Zealand Diocese (ROCOR)

Rector, Dormition Parish (Dandenong)

V. Rev. Fr Nicholas Karipoff

Rector, Holy Protection Cathedral (Melbourne)

V. Rev. Fr Gabriel Makarov

Rector, Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Brisbane)

Mrs Julia Harrop

Human Resource Manager, Ruscare (Dandenong)


               His Grace, Bishop George

                     Bishop of Canberra

       Vicar Bishop and Administrator of the

Australian and New Zealand Diocese (ROCOR)


                       Founding Chairman

           His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion

On 16 May  2022, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, reposed in the Lord. 
As the much-loved ruling bishop of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese, His Eminence gave keen support to the establishment and ongoing development of SCMOI. 
The Board of SCMOI, of which Vladyka Hilarion was chairman from its inception, together with the faculty, staff and students of the Institute join in expressing our profound thanks to God for his service to the Church and the influence of his wisdom and kindness on countless numbers of people for their salvation.

In the place of Thy rest, O Lord,
where all Thy saints repose,
give rest also to the soul of Thy servant, 
for Thou alone art the Lover of Mankind.