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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



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

Chancellor, Australian and New Zealand Diocese (ROCOR)

Rector, Dormition Parish (Dandenong)

Very Rev. Fr Nicholas Karipoff

Rector, Holy Protection Cathedral (Melbourne)

Very Rev. Fr Gabriel Makarov

Rector, Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Brisbane)

Mrs Julia Harrop

Human Resource Manager, Ruscare (Dandenong)

Rev John Simons

Priest Exultation of the Holy Cross Parish, Hobart

Professor EmeritusMacquarie University


               His Grace, Bishop George

           Bishop of Sydney, Australia and

                          New Zealand



                       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.

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