Saint Anthony the Great Orthodox Monastery

An Orthodox (ROCOR) church in PHOENIX, AZ
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.

About Us

Denomination
Orthodox (ROCOR)

Size
Small

Founded
1983

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3044 NORTH 27TH STREET
PHOENIX, AZ 85016-7926

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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.

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