About 15 years years ago when I was in law
school in New Orleans one of my classmates was a
Jewish man >from South Africa whose surname was
ROMANOFF. It sounds like your Theodore ROMANOFF
and Raessa (Raisa or Rose) LEVINA (or was it
LEVINOVA? Either way it is a feminization of LEVIN)
Levinova cannot be the RUSSIAN feminization of Levin, only Levina.
As far as I know there are no "Popes" in the
Russian Orthodox church, only Priests, Monks, Metropolitans and maybe Bishops.
San Francisco, CA
The Russian word for the Orthodox priest is POP. Hence the error.