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HOLY CROSS MONASTERY OF MANGROVE MOUNTAIN – FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY

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INVITATION

Beloved Orthodox Christians,

We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the Main Church of Holy Cross monastery and its two side chapels dedicated to St Anthony the Great and St Irene Chrysovalantou.

The foundation stone ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos on SATURDAY 7th December 2013.

PROGRAMME

Saturday, 7th December 2013, 7:30 am.

Matins and Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Seraphim.

11am – Laying of the Foundation Stone by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos.

Tea, coffee and sweets will be provided, courtesy of the Monastery. We kindly ask all pilgrims to bring their own packed lunch, due to the lack of catering facilities here at the Monastery.

*Please note the dress code of the Monastery is as follows:

Men to wear trousers and closed shoes, (no shorts).

Women to wear modest skirts and tops or dresses and closed flat shoes, (no trousers or shorts).

*Large groups intending to attend the ceremony are requested to contact the Monastery as soon as possible.

*We request that all pilgrims follow the directions of the volunteer committee of the Monastery, so that the best service and conduct can be maintained.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Monastery.

Address: Lot 1 Holy Cross Road, Mangrove Mountain NSW

Phone: (02) 4374 1657

Email: holycrossmonastery@bigpond.com

Having Thee as an immovable foundation, O Christ, the Church is crowned with Thy Cross as with a royal diadem”. – Service of the Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection.

DEDICATIONS & BENEFACTIONS

If you would like to contribute to this sacred project, please make your donation payable to:

Holy Cross Monastery

 And send to;

Holy Cross Monastery

PO Box 1799 Gosford NSW 2250

Or:

Direct Debit: National Australia Bank (NAB)

Account Name: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Consolidated Trust – Holy Cross Monastery

BSB: 082 057

Account No. 67530 2592

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