News

  1. Fr Makarios’ Ordinations

    6th June, 2022

    With great joy, faithful and clergy alike joined in celebrating the ordinations first to the diaconate (Sunday the 29th of May 2022) and then to Presbyter (Monday the 30th May …

  2. New Release – Spiritual Enlightenment

    1st September, 2021

    The Monastery is pleased to announce that it is offering a new book just released to our Orthodox faithful. This truly unique book is entitled ‘Spiritual Enlightenment’ and is ideal …

  3. Commemoration of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

    31st August, 2021

    The Beheading of our Glorious and Holy Prophet and Forerunner Saint John the Baptist was commemorated on Sunday the 29th of August at the Holy Monastery of St John in …

  4. International Shipping Now Available

    5th August, 2021

    Our Monastery is pleased to announce that with the Grace of God our E-Shop can now accept international orders. You can visit our E-Shop here. We would like to thank …

  5. Saint Paisios Feast Day Celebrations

    12th July, 2021

    The celebrations for the feast day of Saint Paisios the Athonite (12 July) commenced with His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon presiding in the Hierarchical Vespers in the evening of …

  6. New Ormylia Publications

    30th June, 2021

    The Monastery is pleased to announce that we are offering exclusively in Australia the new English translations of three books by Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra. These books are published …

  7. Saint John Feast Day Celebrations

    27th June, 2021

    The Saint John Feast Day celebrations commenced with His Grace Bishop Elpidios officiating in the Hierarchical Vespers of the 23rd of June. Then, on the actual feast day of the …

  8. Raising Orthodox Christians: Orthodox Parents Group Recommences

    17th June, 2021

    Today, our Orthodox Parents Group, which had paused its meetings since the start of the pandemic, re-commenced at the grounds of the Monastery. We were very blessed to have Fr …

  9. Ormylia Products Arrived

    20th May, 2021

    Our Monastery is pleased to announce that the first shipment of products from Ormylia Monastery (Greece) has arrived. The first product on offer is the Personal Care Gift Box as …

  10. Resurrection Night – Christ is Risen!

    4th May, 2021

    This year our Monastery celebrated the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with much joy and happiness. Despite the masks, it was such a blessing and a …

  11. Handcrafted Wooden Crosses on Offer

    30th April, 2021

    We are very pleased to announce that our Monastery has recently added to the list of Ecclesiastical products on offer these handcrafted wooden crosses made from the highest quality seasoned hardwood; …

  12. Handmade Easter Candles from Ormylia Monastery on Offer

    8th April, 2021

    We are very pleased to announce a new initiative of the Monastery, which will be distributing Australia-wide handmade products from the renowned female Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the …

  13. First Iconography Course for 2021 Completed

    21st March, 2021

    The first Iconography course for 2021 was successfully completed on the 19th of March. During the 8 sessions, each student was guided through the various steps of writing an icon …

  14. Handmade Easter Wreaths on Offer

    19th March, 2021

    In a new initiative, the Monastery is offering handmade Easter Wreaths for this Lenten season. The crosses on the wreaths are all handcrafted from the highest quality seasoned hardwood, such …

  15. Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon Liturgizes at the Monastery

    14th March, 2021

    On the Sunday of Forgiveness, it was such a blessing to have a morning Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Monastery in the Church of Saint John the Baptist with His …

  16. E-Shop Coming Soon

    4th March, 2021

    We are pleased to announce our new E-Shop, which will be available very soon for online purchases. The Monastery will be offering its own products, including the Monastery olive oil, …

  17. Perth Glendi Stall

    1st March, 2021

    Over the last weekend of February 2021, the Monastery held a fundraising stall at the Perth Greek Glendi, at Wellington Square, East Perth. The stall was run by friends of …

  18. New Website – Many New features

    19th February, 2021

    The Monastery has recently redesigned its entire website. All the content has been updated and many new features have been incorporated. One of the most significant and exciting features is the …

  19. Saint Paisios Church furniture arrives

    18th February, 2021

    After significant shipping delays due to the pandemic, the custom-made furniture and brassware for the Saint Paisios Church have finally arrived from Thessaloniki (Greece) to our Monastery. Now, for the …

  20. New Logo Design

    16th February, 2021

    The Monastery’s logo has been redesigned. The circular crest is based on the abbreviated name of Saint John the Forerunner in the Greek language. This abbreviation is commonly used in Byzantine …

  21. Iconography Classes Started

    3rd February, 2021

    Iconography classes started with great enthusiasm. In this course, the students are guided in a step-by-step process to write an icon, using the traditional ancient technique known as ‘egg tempera’, …