Life at the Monastery
“ Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Gospel of St Matthew 11:29-30 NKJV
Life at the Holy Monastery of St George, Yellow Rock, is entirely in accord with the Greek Orthodox tradition. As such, each day begins before daybreak with the ringing of the bells and the gathering of the faithful in the Church of St George (the Katholikon) for Midnight Office, Matins, and the First Hour. On major feast days and Sunday, once these services have been completed, guests join the Abbot, Father Kyriakos, for the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
After the completion of the aforementioned liturgical services, guests receive the blessing from the Abbot and are invited to participate in the restoration works of the Monastery. Common meal is served at midday, after which time is allocated for prayer and contemplation.
During the afternoon, guests are called to take part in the regular Vespers service. In the evening, the faithful gather for a modest supper.
St George Monastery is blessed to have two feast days, namely those of the Trophy Bearer and Our Lady of Yellow Rock, which are celebrated in the Katholikon on the 23rd of April and the 4th of October, respectively.
Any men wishing to participate in the Divine Liturgy and life at the Monastery are encouraged to contact Father Kyriakos (by calling (02) 4754 1382). Please note that participation is restricted to men, in accordance with the Greek Orthodox monastic tradition.
In addition, Father Kyriakos extends a warm welcome to those who feel the blessed calling of becoming a monk and ensuring the continuation of these sacred activities on the holy grounds. For further information on the divinely-inspired vocation, please call (02) 4754 1382.