St. Anna Convent (Preston, Victoria)

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The '''Holy Monastery of St Anna''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for women under the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]].  The monastery is located in Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, and was established around 2002 under the [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Metropolitan [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul of Australia and New Zealand]].  The current [[abbess]] is Riasaphor [[Virginia (Hutchinson)|Virginia]]; there is currently 1 nun in residence.
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name=Holy Monastery of Saint Anna|
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jurisdiction=[[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand|Antiochian A&NZ]]|
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type=Female Monastery|
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founded=1995|
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superior=Sister [[Virginia (Hutchinson)]]|
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size=1 nun|
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hq=Preston, Victoria, Australia|
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language=English|
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music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
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calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
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feasts=[[July 25|25 July]]|
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website=none advertised
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The '''Holy Monastery of Saint Anna''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for women under the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]].  The monastery is located in Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, and was established in 1995 under the [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul of Australia and New Zealand]].  The current [[superior]] is Riasaphora [[Virginia (Hutchinson)|Virginia]]; there is currently one [[nun]] in residence.
  
 
==Timeline==
 
==Timeline==
*2002 Feb - At this time, the Abbess is already editing Orthodox Contact, a publication of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.
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*2002 Feb - the superior is editor of ''Orthodox Contact'', a publication of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas East Melbourne.
*2002 May 16 - first Liturgy, celebrated by [[Archimandrite]] [[Nabil (Kachab)]].
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*2002 May 16 - first [[Liturgy]], celebrated by [[Archimandrite]] [[Nabil (Kachab)]].
*2003 [[Melbourne Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies|MIOCS]] idea beginsRassophor Virginia is the registrar.  
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*2003 [[Melbourne Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies|MIOCS]] establishedRiasophora Virginia is the registrar.  
*2004 MIOCS has first lectures; Rassophor Virginia lectures along with some Melbourne clergy.
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*2004 MIOCS has first lectures; Riasophora Virginia lectures along with some Melbourne [[clergy]].
*2005 Rassophor Virginia is assisted in her editing of Orthodox Contact by [[Shamassy]] Clare.  
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*2005 Riasophora Virginia is assisted in her editing of ''Orthodox Contact'' by [[Shamassy]] Clare.
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==Daily cycle of services==
  
 
==Current Structures==
 
==Current Structures==
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*Accomodation
 
*Accomodation
 
*Library and reading room
 
*Library and reading room
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
*The Word, [http://www.antiochian.org/assets/asset_manager/13557fd7fc9ac8db9a86fc3f4e9a006f.pdf p12]
 
*The Word, [http://www.antiochian.org/assets/asset_manager/13557fd7fc9ac8db9a86fc3f4e9a006f.pdf p12]
*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=19 MIOCS]. Articles about MIOCS in the University of Melbourne's United Faculty of Theology News:
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*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=19 MIOCS]  Articles about MIOCS in the University of Melbourne's United Faculty of Theology News:
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsmarch04.html UFT News, March 2004]
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsmarch04.html UFT News, March 2004]
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsapril04.html UFT News, April 2004]
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsapril04.html UFT News, April 2004]
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/newsmarch.html UFT News, March 2005], including photo's of some lecturers.
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**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/newsmarch.html UFT News, March 2005], including photographs of some lecturers.
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/news-june.html UFT News, June 2005]
 
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/news-june.html UFT News, June 2005]
*[http://stnicholas.org.au/Contact.htm Orthodox Contact]. News about the Monastery:
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*[http://stnicholas.org.au/Contact.htm ''Orthodox Contact'']  News about the monastery:
**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/June2002.htm June 2002] - News about the First Liturgy
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**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/June2002.htm June 2002] - News about the first Liturgy
**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2002.htm August 2002] - Brief note about first feastday of the Monastery.
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**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2002.htm August 2002] - Brief note about first [[feastday]] of the monastery.
**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Summer%202005.pdf Summer 2005] - Shamassy Clare begins co-editing Orthodox Contact.  page 3.
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**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Feb2003.htm February 2003] - A pilgrim goes to the monasteries of St Anna and [[Monastery of Gorgoepikoos (Geelong, Australia)|Gorgoepikoos]].
**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2003.htm August 2003] - Brief note about cleaning up in preparation for the second feastday of the Monastery.
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**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2003.htm August 2003] - Brief note about cleaning up in preparation for the second feastday of the monastery.
**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Feb2003.htm February 2003] - A pilgrim goes to the monasteries of St Anna and [Monastery of Gorgoepikoos|Gorgoepikoos].
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**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Summer%202005.pdf Summer 2005] - Shamassy Clare begins co-editing ''Orthodox Contact''. page 3.
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Latest revision as of 11:08, March 23, 2011

Holy Monastery of Saint Anna
Jurisdiction Antiochian A&NZ
Type Female Monastery
Founded 1995
Superior Sister Virginia (Hutchinson)
Approx. size 1 nun
Location Preston, Victoria, Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated 25 July
Official website none advertised

The Holy Monastery of Saint Anna is a monastic community for women under the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand. The monastery is located in Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, and was established in 1995 under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul of Australia and New Zealand. The current superior is Riasaphora Virginia; there is currently one nun in residence.

Contents

Timeline

  • 2002 Feb - the superior is editor of Orthodox Contact, a publication of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas East Melbourne.
  • 2002 May 16 - first Liturgy, celebrated by Archimandrite Nabil (Kachab).
  • 2003 MIOCS established. Riasophora Virginia is the registrar.
  • 2004 MIOCS has first lectures; Riasophora Virginia lectures along with some Melbourne clergy.
  • 2005 Riasophora Virginia is assisted in her editing of Orthodox Contact by Shamassy Clare.

Daily cycle of services

Current Structures

  • Chapel
  • Accomodation
  • Library and reading room
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