St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)
|Saint Petroc Monastery|
|Type||Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery|
|Location||Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
|Music used||Western Rite, Sarum|
Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic 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 the monastery has been assigned the task of attracting people of Anglo-Saxon-Celtic background to Orthodoxy using the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church.
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 Monastery has the mechanism for creating attached monastery missions and parishes.
- 1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded.
- 1997 - The monastery was received, by Archbishop Hilarion (Kapral) into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
- 1998 - The monastery begins the mission of Saint Stephen's in Launceston. Fr. Michael becomes a chaplain at the University of Tasmania.
- 2003 - Saint Colman Prayer Book, compiled by the monastery, is authorised for use in ROCOR.
- 2004 June - The Monastery calls a meeting of Western Rite clergy from Australia and New Zealand, regarding the future of the Western Rite in Australasia.
|Orthodoxy in Australia: Monasteries|
|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia|
| Male: Pantanassa | St George | St John |
Female: Gorgoepikoos | Holy Cross
|Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia|
| Male: Holy Transfiguration | Archangel Michael |
Proph. Elias | St John the Baptist | Holy Trinity
Female: Our Lady of Kazan | Presentation
| Male: New Kalenic (Serbian) | St Sava (Serbian) |
Female: St Anna (Antiochian) | Nativity Skete (Serbian)