type=Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery|
hq=Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
unknown''|website=[http://www. rocor. org. au/stpetrocmonastery/ website]
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.
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.
==Timeline== *1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded as an Anglo-Catholic monastery. *1997 - The monastery approaches, 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.[http://omna.malf.net/petroc2news.htm] 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 - Monastery , along with [[Western Rite ]] clergy from Australia and New Zealand, participates in a meeting for the future of the Western Rite in Australasia.
*[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.