St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)
|Saint Petroc Monastery|
|Location||Cascades, Tasmania, Australia|
|Music used||Western Rite, Anglican style|
Saint Petroc Monastery is a semi-eremitic 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.
- 1992 - Saint Petroc Monastery founded as an Anglo-Catholic monastery.
- 1997 - The monastery approaches, and was received, by Archbishop Hilarion (Kapral) into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
- 1998 - The monastery begins the mission parish 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 - Monastery, along with Western Rite clergy from Australia and New Zealand, participates in a meeting for the future of the Western Rite in Australasia.
- Monastery homepage
- Archdiocesan homepage
- Chaplaincy of University of Tasmania, where Fr Michael is the Orthodox Chaplain and conducts services.
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