orthodoxyinaustralasia}}The '''Holy Monastery of St Anna''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community for women under the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]]. The monastery is located in Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, and was established around 2002 under the [[omophorion]] of His Eminence Metropolitan [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul of Australia and New Zealand]]. The current [[ abbess]] is Riasaphor [[Virginia (Hutchinson)|Virginia]]; there is currently 1 nun in residence.
*2002 Feb -
At this time, the Abbess is already editing Orthodox Contact, a publication of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.*2002 May 16 - first Liturgy, celebrated by [[Archimandrite]] [[Nabil (Kachab)]].*2003 [[Melbourne Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies|MIOCS]] idea begins. Rassophor Virginia is the registrar. *2004 MIOCS has first lectures; Rassophor Virginia lectures along with some Melbourne clergy.*2005 Rassophor Virginia is assisted in her editing of Orthodox Contact by [[Shamassy]] Clare.
*Library and reading room
*The Word, [http://www.antiochian.org/assets/asset_manager/13557fd7fc9ac8db9a86fc3f4e9a006f.pdf p12]
. Articles about MIOCS in the University of Melbourne's United Faculty of Theology News:
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsmarch04.html UFT News, March 2004]
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2004/newsapril04.html UFT News, April 2004]
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/newsmarch.html UFT News, March 2005], including
photo's of some lecturers.
**[http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/docs/2005/news-june.html UFT News, June 2005]
*[http://stnicholas.org.au/Contact.htm Orthodox Contact]
. News about the Monastery:**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/June2002.htm June 2002] - News about the First Liturgy**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2002.htm August 2002] - Brief note about first feastday of the Monastery.**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/ Summer%202005. pdf Summer 2005] - Shamassy Clare begins co-editing Orthodox Contact. page 3.**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/Aug2003.htm August 2003] - Brief note about cleaning up in preparation for the second feastday of the Monastery.**[http://www.stnicholas.org.au/Contact/ Feb2003. htm February 2003] - A pilgrim goes to the monasteries of St Anna and [Monastery of Gorgoepikoos|Gorgoepikoos].
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