Pantanassa Monastery is in grave danger right now, threatened by an out of control bushfire that authorities fear to be unstoppable.
The fire is at the door step of the Holy place and every step has been taken to save the monastery with the use of sprinklers and SES ground support.
The nearby St Dionysios Hall has been set up as an emergency base for fire volunteers and any emergency assistance.
Please pray for the church in this time of need.
The Holy Monastery of the Mother of God ‘PANTANASSA’ is a coenobitic monastery for men located on the Central Coast of N.S.W. Australia. The monastery was established in 1976 with the blessing of the late Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church (1975-2019)
Perched on Mangrove Mountain, about 90 minutes north of Sydney, the Pantanassa Monastery stands as a contemporary rendition of ancient Byzantine architecture, combining current day design practices with ancient materials to create Australia’s first Greek Orthodox monastery produced in this ancient style.