As you may have heard NSW was recently hit with the worst fire emergency this decade.
Unfortunately this raging fire also went through the Monastery of St. George, Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains.
The report so far is as follows:
At Approximately 1:00pm Thursday 17th October, with high temperatures and winds exceeding 110km/h
and with no warning the fire which was near the Monastery suddenly was upon it.
Fr Kyriakos is the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St George, Yellow Rock.
Fr. Kyriakos’ residence was completely burnt down and with it many books, icons and all vestments were
lost. Father and a few men who were staying at the Monastery at the time fought hard to save the house
but could not. Also external toilets and sheds were burnt.
The Xenona and the Churches of St. George, St. John the Theologιαn and St. Christodoulos were also under
threat, all fought hard to save them and with the help of God and Panagia were spared from the fire.
So far the Monastery is not safe and authorities will not allow people to enter.
With more high temperatures and winds predicted this weekend, please lets all be joint as one family of Christ to pray for Fr. Kyriakos and everyone who lost their homes. May God bring relief to Yellow Rock and the surrounding area and protect the Monastery from further devastation.