Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery

  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery
  • Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery

Who We Are

Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery was founded in 1983 as a monastery for men, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Nektary of Seattle (Vicar Bishop to St John Maximovich and later to Archbishop Anthony of San Francisco). The monastery is located in central Phoenix Arizona and is custodian of the miracle-working "Phoenix-Bogorodskoe" Icon of the Theotokos. Many precious relics are housed in the monastery including portions of St Equal-to-the-Apostles, Helen the Empress Mother of Saint Constantine the Great, St Therapontos of Cyprus (attended 1st Council of Nicea), St Joseph of Arimathea, Holy Forerunner and Baptist John, New Martyrs of St Sava Monastery in Judea, New Martyr of St Theodosius Monastery (between Jerusalem and Bethlehem), and New Martyr of St George Hozebite monastery. Also preserved here is a Gospel (in Japanese) belonging to St Nikolai of Tokyo, and other antiquities of the Holy Orthodox Faith. The current abbot, Schemahegumen Anthony, is a spiritual son of blessed Father Seraphim of Platina (Rose). Hieromonk Sylvester is a graduate of the Theological Seminary and the Theological Academy in Moscow, Russia, and served many years in the Chinese Mission of the Patriarchate of Moscow. There are also 2 subdeacons and 1 Reader (the ponomar) attached. The monastery also maintains the Kellion (Podvorie) of St Anthony the Great, a hermitage in the desert of southern New Mexico. For more information about the Kellion, contact Abbot, Schemahegumen Anthony.

Orthodox (ROCOR)



Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - Hours and DIvine Liturgy
  • 05:00pm - Confession
  • 06:00pm - Great Vespers


His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion
President of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion’s parents – his father Alexei Kapral, and his mother, Euphrosynia (nee Kasyaniuk) – were from the village of Obenizha in Volyhn , Ukraine . In 1929, during the Polish occupation, the local populace was persecuted and oppressed by Poles attempting to turn Western Ukraine into a Polish province. Thus, the 19-year-old Alexei and his young wife decided to emigrate to Canada . At the time, the Canadian government afforded immigrants the opportunity to obtain large tracts of land in Western Canada ; it was there that the young family settled. On December 10, 1984, His Eminence Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky, +1985) and nine other bishops officiated at the consecration of Hieromonk Hilarion to the episcopacy. As Bishop of Manhattan, Vladyka Hilarion was also responsible for the parishes of Pennsylvania, and was also appointed the Deputy Secretary of the Synod of Bishops by the Council of Bishops. In 2008, following the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, Archbishop Hilarion was elected First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, a post he has filled while continuing to be Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery is a STAVROPEGIAL monastery directly under the President of the Holy Synod of Bishops (ROCOR). At present that is His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral). The connection is spiritual and canonical but the monastery is not corporately (secular civil law) attached to any other corporation or entity.


PHOENIX, AZ 85016-7926

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  • Thomas W Muscatello
    Writing to you from Upstate NY. Retired and committed to promoting peace between religious communities. I wanted to wish all of you a beautiful St Anthony The Great Feast Day tomorrow, January 17. St Anthony of Padua chose the name Anthony in memory of/in honor of Saint Anthony the Great (of Egypt, the Abbot, of the Desert, the Anchorite, the Hermit, of Thebes). HA. Many names. Peace and blessings to you and your congregation. Sincerely, Tom Muscatello 914.263.8841
    I plan on visiting Saint Anthony The Great Orthodox Monastery soon - for prayers to JESUS CHRIST our LORD and SAVIOR! I will fervently seek out a Monk - for prayers - related to our troubled world. Amen John C3 V16
  • Marina
    Very welcoming and hospitable. I visited a few times while visiting my sister in Phoenix. May God bless the community of faith and all who serve and protect it. My appreciation to all I met and fellowshiped with. Your lives brought strength and refreshing to mine. God give you peace, wisdom and courage as you serve Him at St. Anthony's Monastery. God's Peace.
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