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The History of the Monastery’s Establishment:
Saint Shenouda’s Monastery in Sydney was the second Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Australia (the first one being Saint Anthony’s Monastery in Melbourne, Victoria in 1983). In 1993, the land for the monastery was bought through Father Tadros El-Bakhoumy.
The monastery was officially recognized by the Australian Parliament in 2011.
The monastery serves all ages and receives church trips every week. The monastery releases a monthly newsletter for the youth named ‘Pi Monakhos’, meaning ‘The Monk.’ The newsletter covers monastic topics for modern day youth. It is published on the internet and has more than 4000 followers! In addition to this, the monastery translates and publishes books from Arabic into English, mainly for the youth and English speakers.
The monastery also receives youth groups for retreats during the school and university holidays.
The first abbot of the monastery; His Grace Bishop Daniel, was ordained on the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday the 7th of June 2009.