Monastery of Prophet Elias (Monarto, South Australia)

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Holy Monastery of the Prophet Elias
Jurisdiction ROCOR ANZ
Type Male Monastery
Founded 1995
Superior Igumen Benjamin
Approx. size Two
Location Monarto South, South Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated 20 Jul/2 Aug
Official website not applicable

The Monastery of the Prophet Elias is a monastic community for men under the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, ROCOR. The monastery is located in Monarto South, South Australia, and was established under the omophorion of His Grace Archbishop Alypy by Igumen Benjamin, who remains the superior.

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  • 1995: Monastery founded in ROCOR.
  • ~1998-~2003: Fr Benjamin was a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese
  • ~2004: Fr Benjamin returned to ROCOR.

Current Events

In March 2006, Fr. Benjamin visited Archimandrite Daniel, the head of the ROCOR Mission in Indonesia.

In May 2006, Fr. Benjamin presented at workshop on Icons and Iconography at the Mount Gambier Regional Art Gallery.

Articles by the Priestmonk

External links

Orthodoxy in Australia: Monasteries
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Male: Pantanassa | St George | St John
Female: Gorgoepikoos | Holy Cross
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Male: Holy Transfiguration | Archangel Michael
Proph. Elias | St John the Baptist | Holy Trinity
Female: Our Lady of Kazan | Presentation
Other Jurisdictions
Male: New Kalenic (Serbian) | St Sava (Serbian)
Female: St Anna (Antiochian) | Nativity Skete (Serbian)