St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)

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{{monastery|
 
name=Saint Petroc Monastery|
 
name=Saint Petroc Monastery|
jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]]|
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jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR ANZ]]|
type=Male Monastery|
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type=Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery|
 
founded=1992|
 
founded=1992|
superior=Hieromonk Michael|
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superior=Hieromonk [[Michael (Mansbridge-Wood)|Michael]]|
size=''unknown''|
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size=One|
 
hq=Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
 
hq=Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
 
language=English|
 
language=English|
music=[[Western Rite]], ''Anglican style''|
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music=[[Western Rite]], Sarum|
 
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
 
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
feasts=''unknown''|
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feasts=''Unknown''|
website=[http://www.rocor.org.au/stpetrocmonastery/ website]
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website=[http://www.orthodoxresurgence.co.uk/Petroc website]
 
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Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic [[monasticism|monastic]] community for men in the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] located in Cascades, Tasmania.  In 1997 it became a ROCOR (Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia) establishment under the [[omophorion]] of His Grace Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney]].  The current superior is Hieromonk [[Michael Mansbridge-Wood]], and has been assigned the primary task of attracting Australians of Anglo-Celtic background to Orthodoxy using the [[Western Rite]] of the Orthodox Church.
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Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic [[monasticism|monastic]] community for men in the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] located in Cascades, Tasmania.  The current superior is Hieromonk [[Michael (Mansbridge-Wood)|Michael]], and follows the Sarum practise of the [[Western Rite]].  The Monastery consists of two affiliated houses: Saint Petroc House, with a small chapel, at Cascades; and Holyrood House, with a small chapel, at Avondale.
  
The present accommodation is very small, with a small chapel, on the lower slopes of Mount Wellington. The Monastery has the mechanism for attached monastery missions and parishes, and has a married priest doing Orthodox Chaplaincy work with the university and seamen.
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==History==
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Saint Petroc Monastery was founded in 1992 as an Anglo-Catholic monastery.  In 1995 it turned to Orthodoxy and, under instruction, was placed under the direction of Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV of Antioch]].  In 1997, the monastery was received into [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|ROCOR]], under the omophorion of Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion of Sydney]], [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Australia and New Zealand]], with the mandate to not only continue using the Sarum practise of the [[Western Rite]], but to do so with the explicit intent of attracting people of Anglo-Celtic ancestry to Orthodoxy through this rite. The Monastery also received permission to create attached monastery missions and parishes.  In 1998, the monastery began one of these attached missions in Launceston, named for St Stephen.  In the same year, Fr Michael becomes a [[chaplain]] at the University of Tasmania.
  
==Timeline==
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In 2003, the Saint Colman Prayer Book, compiled by the monastery, is authorised for use in ROCOR. In June of the next year, the Monastery calls a meeting of Western Rite clergy in Australia and New Zealand - which included the priests attached to the monastery and two [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania|Antiochian]] clergy - to discuss the future of Western Rite in Australasia.
*1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded as an Anglo-Catholic monastery.
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*1997 - The monastery approaches, and was received, by Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion (Kapral)]] into the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].
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*1998 - The monastery begins the mission parish of Saint Stephen's in Launceston.[http://omna.malf.net/petroc2news.htm] Fr. Michael becomes a chaplain at the University of Tasmania.
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*2003 - Saint Colman Prayer Book, compiled by the monastery, is authorised for use in ROCOR.
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*2004 June - Monastery, along with [[Western Rite]] clergy from Australia and New Zealand, participates in a meeting for the future of the Western Rite in Australasia.
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresurgence.co.uk/Petroc/ Monastery homepage]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresurgence.co.uk/Petroc/ Monastery homepage]
*[http://www.rocor.org.au/stpetrocmonastery Archdiocesan homepage]
 
*[http://www.kingston.org.au/utas_chaplaincy/ Chaplaincy of University of Tasmania], where Fr Michael is the Orthodox Chaplain and conducts services.
 
  
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Revision as of 10:29, June 22, 2008

Saint Petroc Monastery
Jurisdiction ROCOR ANZ
Type Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery
Founded 1992
Superior Hieromonk Michael
Approx. size One
Location Cascades, Tasmania, Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Western Rite, Sarum
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated Unknown
Official website website


Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic monastic community for men in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia located in Cascades, Tasmania. The current superior is Hieromonk Michael, and follows the Sarum practise of the Western Rite. The Monastery consists of two affiliated houses: Saint Petroc House, with a small chapel, at Cascades; and Holyrood House, with a small chapel, at Avondale.

History

Saint Petroc Monastery was founded in 1992 as an Anglo-Catholic monastery. In 1995 it turned to Orthodoxy and, under instruction, was placed under the direction of Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. In 1997, the monastery was received into ROCOR, under the omophorion of Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, with the mandate to not only continue using the Sarum practise of the Western Rite, but to do so with the explicit intent of attracting people of Anglo-Celtic ancestry to Orthodoxy through this rite. The Monastery also received permission to create attached monastery missions and parishes. In 1998, the monastery began one of these attached missions in Launceston, named for St Stephen. In the same year, Fr Michael becomes a chaplain at the University of Tasmania.

In 2003, the Saint Colman Prayer Book, compiled by the monastery, is authorised for use in ROCOR. In June of the next year, the Monastery calls a meeting of Western Rite clergy in Australia and New Zealand - which included the priests attached to the monastery and two Antiochian clergy - to discuss the future of Western Rite in Australasia.


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