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
Location Cascades, Tasmania, Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Western Rite, Sarum
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated
Official website [1]

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 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.
  • 1997 - The monastery was 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)