Monastery of the Annunciation

Published by rocaau on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Western Victoria
Annunciation of the Mother of God Women’s Monastic Community

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vl-andronik-visit2008.jpgThe Annunciation Sisterhood, Inc. is a women’s monastic community. It was founded in 2008 with the blessing of Metropolitan Agafangel by Father John Smelic and monastics who received their training in the large womens’ monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in Jerusalem and France

Abp Andronik at first Liturgy (2008)
  • Serving Priest and Spiritual Father: Igumen John Smelic.
  • Address: 266 Nowhere Creek Rd, Nowhere Creek, 3469
  • Service times:
  • Sundays and feast days: Divine Liturgy: Variable, contact for exact time.
  • All-night Vigils (including Divine Liturgy) on select occasions.
    Service times may vary.
    Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.
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The community also conducts daily monastic evening and morning services. Visitors are most welcome to attend, but are requested to contact the hermitage to arrange a visit.

Accommodation: There is very limited space for overnight visitors at the hermitage. Those who require accommodation can also contact local motels and Bed&Breakfasts: in Elmhurst or Avoca.

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Volunteers who wish to work and pray with the monastic community for an extended period should contact the hermitage. Anyone interested is most welcome to participate in daily monastic life, while respecting the monastic order of life.

Donations: All donations to the Sisterhood go towards the regular activities and daily running expenses of the community. Donations can be made via PayPal:

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  • Address: 4 Gilbert grove, Bentleigh, VIC
  • Clergy: Bishop John (ROCA) and Priest Ioannis (GOC)
  • Service times:
    Sundays and feast days: Matins 8 am
    Divine Liturgy: 930 am.
  • Saturdays and eves of feasts: Great Vespers 630 pm

Sydney, NSW
Parish of St John of Kronstadt.

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  • Serving priest: Father Nebojsa Mirkovic
  • Address:
  • Service times:
    Sundays and feast days: Matins 730 am
    Divine Liturgy: 9 am.
    Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.
  • Saturdays and eves of feasts: Vespers 530 pm
    or All-night Vigil 6 pm

Dandenong, VIC
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  • Services once a month
  • Visits by Bishop John

Western Victoria
Annunciation of the Mother of God Women’s Monastic Community

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  • Spiritual Father: Bishop John.
  • Address: 266 Nowhere Creek Rd, Nowhere Creek, 3469
  • Service times:
  • Sundays and feast days: Divine Liturgy: 9 am
  • All-night Vigils (including Divine Liturgy) on select occasions.
    Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.

Brisbane, QLD
Community dedicated to St John Chrysostom

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Canberra, ACT

  • Visits by Fr Protodeacon Basil Yakimov

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