Monastery of Prophet Elias (Monarto, South Australia)

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name=Holy Monastery of the Prophet Elias|
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jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR ANZ]]|
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type=Male Monastery|
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founded=1995|
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superior=Hieromonk [[Benjamin (Forbes)|Benjamin]]|
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size=One|
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hq=Monarto South, South Australia|
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language=English|
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music=Russian Chant|
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calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
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feasts=[[July 20|20 Jul/2 Aug]]|
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website=''not applicable''|
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The '''Monastery of the Prophet Elias''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for [[monk|men]] under the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Diocese of Australia and New Zealand]], [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|ROCOR]].  The monastery is located in Monarto South, South Australia, and was established under the [[omophorion]] of His Grace [[Archbishop]] [[Alypy (Gamanovich) of Chicago and Detroit|Alypy]] by Hieromonk [[Benjamin]], who remains the [[superior]]. 
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==History==
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*1995: Monastery founded in ROCOR.
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*~1998-~2003: Fr Benjamin was a priest of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania|Antiochian Archdiocese]]
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*~2004: Fr Benjamin returned to ROCOR.
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==Current Events==
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In March 2006, Fr Benjamin visited the Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang dwi Byantoro)|Daniel]], the head of the ROCOR Mission in [[Gareja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesia]].
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In May 2006, Fr Benjamin presented at workshop on Icons and Iconography at the Mount Gambier Regional Art Gallery.
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==Articles by the Priestmonk==
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*[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Articles/Intercess.htm Intercessions and the Liturgy] (in Orthodox Contact, September 1998).
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==External links==
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*[http://www.rocor.org.au/directory Parish directory] of ROCOR Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.
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*[http://users.bigpond.net.au/gharvey/youth/oct-dec_2001.htm#monastery The Orthodox Monastery in South Australia] - This article originally appeared in Orthodox Contact and written by S.A.
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*[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/April2002.htm Orthodox Contact of April 2002] mentions Fr Benjamin making a presentation on monasticism.
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Australia]]
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[[Category:Australian Monasteries|Prophet Elias]]
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[[Category:ROCOR Monasteries|Prophet Elias]]
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[[Category:Monasteries|Prophet Elias]]
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