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H.R.H. Prince Davit Bagrationi Mukhran
Batonishvili of Georgia
LETTER ON OCCASION OF THE
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDINATION OF
THE VERY REVEREND MITRED ARCHPRIEST
DR MICHAEL PROTOPOPOV*
Bless, Very Revered Father,
It is indeed Our distinct pleasure and honour to take this unique opportunity to convey Our Royal regards and to congratulate you upon this solemn 40th anniversary of your service to God, and to express Our most sincere appreciation for all of your spiritual guidance for the cause of Orthodox Monarchy and especially our Order of The Eagle of Georgia and Semeless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Australia.
We must also thank The Risen Lord for having a spiritual leader of such high standing in our midst, for your merits for Orthodoxy in the Fifth Continent are beyond our human and temporal measures.
In Our opinion, the true value of those merits and achievements are to be duly commended only by posterity and generations to come!
As a worthy descendant of an illustrious and centuries-old noble Family, you have proven to be firmly on the path of Imperial and Royal Autocracy for many decades, and therefore can serve as a shining example of fidelity, sacrifice and labour for God and Country worldwide.
We especially hold dear and value your spiritual guidance beyond reproach, which serves as a firm guarantee of the success and prosperity of Our cause.
Many Years, Very Reverend Father!
*Delivered on 17.(30) April 2012, on the occasion of the celebration of the 40th clerical ordination anniversary of The Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Mitrophor Dr Michael Alexeyevich Protopopov OAM, Vicar-General of The Australian & New Zealand Diocese of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in the name of His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili of Georgia, Duke of Lasos, Prince of Kakheti, Kartli and Mukhrani, Sovereign Head and Grand Master of The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Order of Saint Queen Tamar and The Order of The Crown of Georgia by His Grace, The Right Reverend, k.k. Irinej (Dobrijevich), Bishop of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand. In attendance vere many distinguished guests, including: His Eminence, The Most Reverend, k.k. Hilarion (Kapral), Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; His Grace, The Right Reverend, k.k. Longin (Krcho), Bishop of New Grachanitsa–Midwestern America etc…