On Sunday, 1 December 2013, a lecture about St Philaret of Moscow will be presented at the St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church, Alexandria, NSW.
Prior to the lecture, there will be a short memorial service in memory of Nebojsha M. Krstich, both events having been organised by the Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Irinej. Following the memorial service, the said lecture will be presented by Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest Michael Protopopov.
Father Michael is the Chancelor of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and one of the most educated Orthodox priests in Australia. He lectured at universities in Melbourne over the last few decades and is a regular representative of the ROCOR in all local inter-church and inter-faith forums. He is a member of the Order of Australia, Russian Imperial Order of Saint Ana, Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and a recepient of many other prestigous awards. Father Michael is well versed in Orthodox monarchism, and it is interesting to note that, as a descendant of a noble Russian family, he was born in Belgrade in 1944.
The topic for the lecture was chosen to commemorate the eve of celebration of the feast day of St Philaret of Moscow (2nd December) and in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of martyred death of Nebojsha M. Krstich (4th December). Late Nebojsha, one of the most important Serbian Orthodox monarchists, founded the Center, and his works and views were often based on the thoughts of the great Russian and pan-Orthodox Saint and respected Orthodox monarchist, St Philaret of Moscow. It is expected that the lecture will be visited by members of various jurisdictions, including Serbian, Russian and Greek, and the presentation will be in English.