Information provided in the form of jottings by the archivist of the Russian Orthodox Australian Diocese, Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Dandenong, who is about to publish a book on the history of the Russian Australian Diocese which will provide a better written paragraph on Fr Nicholas Manovitch.
- Forgive me if I'm merely restating the obvious, but the cleanup tag is not used for bad information, just for bad arrangement. A number of articles (ones taken from Wikipedia come to mind, but most blurb biographies also have that problem) have to have a cleanup tag attached to them because they just don't fit the style. — by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 08:16, May 18, 2006 (CDT)
- I've standardized the article a bit. It's more than a stub, but something less than thorough. I wonder about the preferred spelling of his surname, though, and whether he was a monastic (since the surname is given in parentheses). —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 08:54, May 18, 2006 (CDT)
The surname by which he is known in the Russian community is Manovitch. There are doubts as to both his priestly ordination and monastic tonsuring.
Antiochian Patriarch denied his priesthood. See page 29 "The Russian Orthodox Presence in Australia" http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/digitaltheses/public/adt-acuvp09042006.85/02whole.pdf
Doubts as to his monkhood seem justified. Arrived in Australia 1st October 1909 on the ship Hakura with his wife Stanislava and daughters Adelina and Ella. See page 26 at above link. User:Fr Ambrose/sig
With the publication of Fr Michael Protopopov's work on the internet (if publication is the correct term), I think that it is timely to, rather than have individual comments, make a new article using the information at hand (both within the Protopopov work, and that available on the internet). Also, ISTM best that people who actually know something about the area would do this better than, say, me. — edited by Pιsτévο at 07:20, July 8, 2006 (CDT)