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June 15, 2022

Sister Agatha of Holy Cross Monastery Reposes in the Lord

On 4 June 2022 sister Agatha, of Holy Cross Monastery, Mangrove Mountain, NSW, reposed in the Lord.

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May 30, 2022

Tonsure of New Monk at Pantanassa Monastery by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios

On Friday 27 May 2022 at an all-night vigil, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios tonsured our novice monk Br Kosmas a rasophor monk with the new name Fr Maximos in honour of St Maximos the Confessor.

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March 27, 2022

Pantanassa Monastery Easter Stall at Roselands Shopping Centre & Kingsgrove

Pantanassa Monastery Easter Stalls at Roselands Shopping Centre &  Kingsgrove Looking for Easter Candles and other special Orthodox Gifts for Easter? Pantanassa Monastery has Easter stalls until Holy Saturday April...

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Lent - Pentecostarion
April 21, 2022

HOLY FRIDAY

On Holy Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ—the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes—and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.

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Lent - Pentecostarion
April 20, 2022

HOLY THURSDAY

On Holy Thursday, the Church commemorates four events: the sacred Foot-washing, the Mystical Supper (the institution of Holy Communion), the Transcendent Prayer, and the Betrayal itself.

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Spiritual Counsels
September 14, 2021

On the occasion of the Exaltation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross: Why is the sign of the Cross holy?

Twenty centuries ago, the cross was a disgraceful instrument of punishment and horrible death. The Romans sentenced the worst criminals to death by crucifixion.   Today the cross dominates the...

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