Source: Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR)
Melbourne, January 2, 2018
The past 2017 year marked the centennial of the terrible revolutionary events that led to the mass exodus of the Russian people from the territory of the former Russian Empire and their resettlement around the globe. To this day, as a result of the sorrowful events of 100 years past, the Orthodox Russian people are perhaps the most scattered in the world.
In honor of the anniversary of this event, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Foundation for Mutual Development & Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious & Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland & Abroad "Under the Protection of the Theotokos" undertook a great mission: traveling around the world with the "Circumglobal" Icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos.
At the end of December 2017, the icon arrived in Melbourne, Australia – on December 26 – the dedication of a monument to the Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas took place. The bust of Nicholas II was presented to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia by the "Under the Protection of the Theotokos" Foundation, and the monument installed on St. John of Kronstadt Square in Dandenong (Melbourne, Victoria).
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