name=Saint Petroc Monastery|
[[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR ANZ]]|
type=Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery|
Hieromonk [[Michael (Mansbridge-Wood)|Michael]]|
Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
music=[[Western Rite]], Sarum|
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.
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.
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.
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==External Links== *[ http://www. orthodoxresurgence. co. uk/Petroc / Monastery homepage]
[[Category:Orthodoxy in Australia]]