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Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Bombala, New South Wales)

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name=Holy Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration|
jurisdiction=[[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCORANZ]]|
type=Male Monastery|
superior=Archimandrite Hieromonk [[Alexis Sergius (RosentoolShatrov)|AlexisSergius]]|size=3 ~6 monks|
hq=Bombala, New South Wales, Australia|
language=English, Slavonic|
music=[[Russian Chant]]|
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
feasts=[[August 6|6/13 19 August]]|website=none advertised[ Holy Transfiguration]
[[Image:Bombala1.jpg|thumb|left|Monastery Service, August 2005]]
The '''Holy Transfiguration Monastery''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for [[monk|men]] under the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. Originally established as a skete under the [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Archbishop [[Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney|Paul of Sydney]], it has since been made a monastery, all the while under the abbacy of [[Archimandrite]] [[Alexis (Rosentool)|Alexis]]. In August 2010, Archimandrite Alexis retired as abbot; he was succeeded by Hieromonk [[Sergius (Shatrov)]], with Fr Alexis as spiritual father[]. There are currently 6 monastics in residence.
==The '''Holy Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for [[monk|men]] under the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. ==The monastery is located currently situated in Bombala, New South Waleswhich is near the Snowy Mountains and 2 hours from Canberra, and was originally established as ''Transfiguration with over 100 acres of the Saviour Skete'' under the land. There are currently three priest-monks (Archimandrite Alexis, Hieromonk [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Archbishop [[Paul Makary (PavlovEricksen) of Sydney|Paul of SydneyMakary]] by and Hieromonk [[Archimandrite]] [[Alexis Sergius (RosentoolShatrov)|Alexis]], who remains the abbot, and currently has three priest-monks (including the [[abbotSergius]]) in residence, along with a small number of novices.
{{orthodoxyinaustralasia}}During feastdays of the monastery, approximately 80-180 people (depending on the day of week) attend, with the liturgic celebrations done by the ROCOR Archbishop, with ROCOR and Serbian clergy. At the [ feastday in 2004], there were four monks or novices in residence. During the [ 2005 feast day celebrations], Monk Sergius was ordained to the diaconate and then to the priesthood, and there were six monks or novices in residence.{{AusMonStub}}==Archimandrite Alexis==After several years service at the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, being the superior twice, Archimandrite '''Alexis (Rosentool)''' came to Australia and founded Holy Transfiguration Skete. He is an experienced iconographer, having studied under Archimandrite [[Kyprian (Pyzhov)]], completing the fresco on the ceiling of the Nativity of St John the Forerunner Church, Canberra. He has given lectures at various Russian and Serbian youth conferences, including at [[Monastery of Our Lady of Kazan (Kentlyn, New South Wales)|New Shamordino]], 1982, and the 38th Russian Youth Conference in Melbourne, 2002.
==External link==
*[ Australian and New Zealand Directory: Parishes and Monasteries in AustraliaHome Official monastery website]] (on ROCOR diocesan website)*[ News article from August 2005cgi?Uid=319&lang=en ROCOR Parish and Clergy Directory]listing.*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchflickr.wscom/photos/01newstucturekadj/pagesensets/news04811751/bombalaHoly Transfiguration Monastery Feast Day] - Photos on Flickr.html News article from August 2004]com
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