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 Hieromonk Benjamin (Forbes)
Approx. size One
Location Monarto South, South Australia
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Julian
Feastdays celebrated 20 Jul/2 Aug
Official website Mission Website

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 by Hieromonk Benjamin (Forbes), who remains the superior.

Currently, the Monastery also has a leading role in running the Holy Cross Australian Orthodox Mission in Melbourne, each considering the other integral to itself.

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Current Events

In December 2005, Archbishop Hilarion tonsured a nun, Rassophore Maria, at the Mission.

In March 2006, Hieromonk Benjamin visited the 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.

On 28-30 July 2006, Novice Constantine was tonsured a stavrophore monk and, over the next two days, was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood by Abp Hilarion. He is considered the first home-grown priestmonk of the Mission.

Articles about the Mission

Articles by the Abbot

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)