St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)

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Saint Petroc Monastery
Jurisdiction ROCOR ANZ
Type Semi-Eremitic Male Monastery
Founded 1992
Superior Hieromonk Michael
Approx. size One
Location Cascades, Tasmania, Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Western Rite, Sarum
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated Unknown
Official website website

Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic monastic community for men in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia located in Cascades, Tasmania. In 1995 it turned to Orthodoxy and, under instruction, was placed under the direction of Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. 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, and the monastery has been assigned the task of attracting people of Anglo-Saxon-Celtic background to Orthodoxy using the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church.

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. The Monastery has the mechanism for creating attached monastery missions and parishes.


  • 1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded.
  • 1995 - The Monastery is placed under the guidance of Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch
  • 1997 - The monastery is received by Archbishop Hilarion (Kapral) into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
  • 1998 - The monastery begins the mission 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 June - The Monastery calls a meeting of Western Rite clergy from Australia and New Zealand, regarding the future of the Western Rite in Australasia.

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)