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St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)

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type=Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery|
superior=Hieromonk [[Michael(Mansbridge-Wood)|Michael]]|size=''unknown''One|
hq=Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
music=[[Western Rite]], ''Anglican style''Sarum|
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
feasts=''unknownUnknown''|website=[ Petroc website]
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. 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)|Michael]], and has been assigned follows the primary task of attracting Australians Sarum practise of Anglo-Celtic background to Orthodoxy using the [[Western Rite]] . The Monastery consists of the Orthodox Churchtwo 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==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 (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 a small chapelthe mandate to not only continue using the Sarum practise of the [[Western Rite]], on but to do so with the lower slopes explicit intent of Mount Wellingtonattracting people of Anglo-Celtic ancestry to Orthodoxy through this rite. The Monastery has the mechanism for also received permission to create attached monastery missions and parishes. In 1998, and has the monastery began one of these attached missions in Launceston, named for St Stephen. In the same year, Fr Michael becomes a married priest doing Orthodox Chaplaincy work with [[chaplain]] at the university and seamenUniversity of Tasmania.
==Timeline==*1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded as an Anglo-Catholic monastery.*1997 - The monastery approachesIn 2003, and was received, by Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion (Kapral)]] into the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].*1998 - The monastery begins the mission parish 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 In June - of the next year, the Monastery, along with [[calls a meeting of Western Rite]] clergy from in Australia and New Zealand- which included the priests attached to the monastery and two [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, participates in a meeting for New Zealand, and All Oceania|Antiochian]] clergy - to discuss the future of the Western Rite in Australasia. <!-- ==Timeline==*200x - information -->
==External Links==
*[ Monastery homepage]
*[ Archdiocesan homepage]*[ Chaplaincy of University of Tasmania], where Fr Michael is the Orthodox Chaplain and conducts services.

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