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Encyclical – St George’s Monastery

To the devout Reverend Clergy; The honourable Administrative Committees; And the Ladies’ Auxiliaries; Of the Parish-Communities; Of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Dearly beloved, You would have already been informed through the media about the enormous damage caused by the recent bushfires throughout New South Wales. Due to the strong winds, these fires could not be controlled completely by ... Read More »

MONASTERY OF ST GEORGE, BLUE MOUNTAINS AFFECTED BY FIRES

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 ... Read More »

The Holy Monastery of Saint George and Panagia of Yellow Rock

By Andrew Mellas (Source: Greek-Australian Vema – September 2012) “Monasteries came into being even in the mountains and the desert was made a city by monks…” (Saint Athanasius, Life of Saint Antony). A declaration made many centuries ago about monks living in Egypt can echo through space and time, finding its way to the Antipodes, treading the soil of a ... Read More »