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 unknown
Location Cascades, Tasmania, Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Western Rite, Anglican style
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 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.[1] 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.

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)