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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »

Update from Tasmania:  The University of Tasmania closed the Alexander Center ecumenical chaplaincy centre, preferring cold hard cash to a spiritual centre located adjacent to the campus.  This was the home of St. Dyfan Russian Western Rite Vicariate Mission run by the St Petroc Monastery of Hiermonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) which is now seeking a new base and worshipping in the chapel at St. Petroc Monastery. http://stpetrocmonastery.blogspot.com/

On a happier note Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) and his St. Dyfan flock are attending the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy being served in commemoration of the Patronal Festival of  Exaltation of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church in Lenah Valley, Hobart, on Sunday 3 October (new style) served by His Grace Bishop Ireney (Serbian Orthodox Church), the Rector of Hobart and Dandenong and Vicar-General of the Australian  & New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad (ROCOR), Mitred Archpriest Dr. Mikhail Protopopov, the Abbott of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery (Victoria), Archimandrite Theodore, assisted by a Serbian deacon.

My son Elias is being baptised tomorrow, happy to receive the blessings of 1 Orthodox bishop and 3 Orthodox priests!
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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2011, 11:31:05 AM »

Update from Tasmania:  The University of Tasmania closed the Alexander Center ecumenical chaplaincy centre, preferring cold hard cash to a spiritual centre located adjacent to the campus.  This was the home of St. Dyfan Russian Western Rite Vicariate Mission run by the St Petroc Monastery of Hiermonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) which is now seeking a new base and worshipping in the chapel at St. Petroc Monastery. http://stpetrocmonastery.blogspot.com/

On a happier note Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) and his St. Dyfan flock are attending the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy being served in commemoration of the Patronal Festival of  Exaltation of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church in Lenah Valley, Hobart, on Sunday 3 October (new style) served by His Grace Bishop Ireney (Serbian Orthodox Church), the Rector of Hobart and Dandenong and Vicar-General of the Australian  & New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad (ROCOR), Mitred Archpriest Dr. Mikhail Protopopov, the Abbott of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery (Victoria), Archimandrite Theodore, assisted by a Serbian deacon.

My son Elias is being baptised tomorrow, happy to receive the blessings of 1 Orthodox bishop and 3 Orthodox priests!
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2011, 05:14:36 PM »

Happy to hear of the baptism, sorry to hear that the chapel is being lost. But perhaps this will be a blessing in disguise, according to God's will, in light of future events not revealed as yet.
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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2011, 04:01:34 PM »

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Sadly we did not get to venerate the new icon of St. Petroc as only one WR person attended our festival yesterday. Nonetheless we had Russians, Serbs, Australians, Ethiopians, catechumen and some more present for as joy filled Liturgy, procession and feast.  It was a pity that we missed sharing it with the Western rite congregation and clergy.
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« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2011, 04:39:28 PM »

A communication today from Father Anthony Bondi who has been apppointed by Metropolitan Hilarion as Pastoral Vicar of the Western Rite and he works under Bishop Jerome.

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The following missions have withdrawn from St Petroc Monastery's oversight and are now part of the Fraternity of St Gregory and under Bishop Jerome.

 
SAINT NECTAN Barnstaple, Devon, England
SAINT EANSWYTHE Christchurch, Dorset, England

SAINT BEDE THE VENERABLE, Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire, England


Under Bishop Jerome:

 
SAINT DYFAN Hobart, Tasmania
SAINT GILDAS Perth, Western Australia

 

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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2011, 02:36:57 AM »

A communication today from Father Anthony Bondi who has been apppointed by Metropolitan Hilarion as Pastoral Vicar of the Western Rite and he works under Bishop Jerome.

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The following missions have withdrawn from St Petroc Monastery's oversight and are now part of the Fraternity of St Gregory and under Bishop Jerome.

 
SAINT NECTAN Barnstaple, Devon, England
SAINT EANSWYTHE Christchurch, Dorset, England

SAINT BEDE THE VENERABLE, Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire, England


Under Bishop Jerome:

 
SAINT DYFAN Hobart, Tasmania
SAINT GILDAS Perth, Western Australia

 


My understanding from the St. Gildas (St Petroc Monastery aka SPM website) is that St. Gildas Perth is long closed - a fact that is  acknowledged by Fr. Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) who is/was presumably the webmaster for the suite of SPM sites.  The website says:
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]THIS MISSION IS NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING
  See in full at:http://perthorthodox.blogspot.com/

Perhaps St. Petroc Monastery (SPM) re-started it and just did not update their website?  In regard to the UK I heard  that Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) will be in Scotland in the New Year leading a retreat on a Scottish island (Iona?).  I am not sure under which organisation's auspices the retreat is. It may be private.

In relation to St. Dyfan Hobart, the St Dyfan (SPM?) website has a link direct from the official Australian & New Zealand ROCOR Diocesan website
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to the mission website at http://hobartorthodox.blogspot.com/ that states the Mission is under
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Jeffery. The St Innocent Clergy Directory of ROCOR lists Fr. Barry Jeffery and additionally lists Hieromonk Michael (Wood) / (Mansbridge-Wood). Neither the Directory or ROCOR website notes that St Dyfan or St Gildas is now under the direction of Vladyka Jerome.
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« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2011, 02:52:19 AM »

Church websites and directories are notoriously tardy with updates.  In dubious matters don't put too much reliance on them.
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A communication today from Father Anthony Bondi who has been apppointed by Metropolitan Hilarion as Pastoral Vicar of the Western Rite and he works under Bishop Jerome.

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The following missions have withdrawn from St Petroc Monastery's oversight and are now part of the Fraternity of St Gregory and under Bishop Jerome.

 
SAINT NECTAN Barnstaple, Devon, England
SAINT EANSWYTHE Christchurch, Dorset, England

SAINT BEDE THE VENERABLE, Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire, England


Under Bishop Jerome:

 
SAINT DYFAN Hobart, Tasmania
SAINT GILDAS Perth, Western Australia

 


My understanding from the St. Gildas (St Petroc Monastery aka SPM website) is that St. Gildas Perth is long closed - a fact that is  acknowledged by Fr. Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) who is/was presumably the webmaster for the suite of SPM sites.  The website says:
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]THIS MISSION IS NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING
  See in full at:http://perthorthodox.blogspot.com/

Perhaps St. Petroc Monastery (SPM) re-started it and just did not update their website?  In regard to the UK I heard  that Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood) will be in Scotland in the New Year leading a retreat on a Scottish island (Iona?).  I am not sure under which organisation's auspices the retreat is. It may be private.

In relation to St. Dyfan Hobart, the St Dyfan (SPM?) website has a link direct from the official Australian & New Zealand ROCOR Diocesan website
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to the mission website at http://hobartorthodox.blogspot.com/ that states the Mission is under
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the oversight of Fr. Barry
Jeffery. The St Innocent Clergy Directory of ROCOR lists Fr. Barry Jeffery and additionally lists Hieromonk Michael (Wood) / (Mansbridge-Wood). Neither the Directory or ROCOR website notes that St Dyfan or St Gildas is now under the direction of Vladyka Jerome.
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« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2013, 06:00:00 AM »

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Metropolitan’s Decree

February 23, 2013

No. 2-28-13

In  view of his violations of the canons by disrespect of the person of the Patriarch and other members of the Hierarchy, lengthy absences from his parish in Hobart, Tasmania, causing spiritual neglect of the faithful of his church community, and the constant inflammatory and unedifying  negative comments which he publicly broadcasts within the religious media, bringing disrepute to the Orthodox witness of the Western Rite  movement, Hieromonk Michael (Mansbridge-Wood), cleric of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, is hereby suspended and relieved of all his priestly duties and obligations concerning the Western Rite in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and is retired from active service in the Church.

Given the above, any and all blessings for his websites are hereby withdrawn.

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Source: http://www.rocor.org.au/?p=7603
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« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2013, 04:26:18 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2013, 04:45:43 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.

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« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2013, 05:42:46 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.

So we have another schismatic on our hands.
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« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2013, 06:28:41 PM »

Apparently he is taking up permanent residence in Scotland, which is great news for the canonical ROCOR WR mission in the UK...

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« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2013, 06:31:23 PM »

Apparently he is taking up permanent residence in Scotland, which is great news for the canonical ROCOR WR mission in the UK...

Please pray for us!

Wait, but he is no longer in ROCOR...
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« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »

Apparently he is taking up permanent residence in Scotland, which is great news for the canonical ROCOR WR mission in the UK...

Please pray for us!

Wait, but he is no longer in ROCOR...

Sorry, my sarcasm didn't translate very well over the net. I should stick to official news announcements!

I was being serious about the prayers, though, we will really need them if this is the case.
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« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2013, 04:18:57 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.

So we have another schismatic on our hands.

Like Fr Anastasios, you mean?  Huh
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« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2013, 04:23:45 PM »

Apparently he is taking up permanent residence in Scotland, which is great news for the canonical ROCOR WR mission in the UK...

Please pray for us!

Wait, but he is no longer in ROCOR...

Sorry, my sarcasm didn't translate very well over the net. I should stick to official news announcements!

I was being serious about the prayers, though, we will really need them if this is the case.

We'll pray you manage to find some service times to put on your church's website Smiley How long have you been ordained now?
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« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2013, 04:32:55 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.

So we have another schismatic on our hands.

Like Fr Anastasios, you mean?  Huh

He's not longer "fr".
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« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2013, 05:36:27 PM »

Apparently he is taking up permanent residence in Scotland, which is great news for the canonical ROCOR WR mission in the UK...

Please pray for us!

Wait, but he is no longer in ROCOR...

Sorry, my sarcasm didn't translate very well over the net. I should stick to official news announcements!

I was being serious about the prayers, though, we will really need them if this is the case.

We'll pray you manage to find some service times to put on your church's website Smiley How long have you been ordained now?

Thank you. I'm not ordained, I'm merely someone who makes news announcements.
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« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2013, 06:04:21 PM »

He left ROCOR for some True Orthodoxy.

So we have another schismatic on our hands.

Like Fr Anastasios, you mean?  Huh

Fr. Michael is now in the Russian True Orthodox synod that's under Metropolitan Raphael (http://ipckatakomb.ru/) which my own synod is in communion with. And yes, while our synods are not in communion with (formerly father) Anastasios, both Anastasios' synod and our synods are True Orthodox synods.
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« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2013, 02:31:51 PM »

Fr. Michael is now in the Russian True Orthodox synod that's under Metropolitan Raphael (http://ipckatakomb.ru/) which my own synod is in communion with. And yes, while our synods are not in communion with (formerly father) Anastasios, both Anastasios' synod and our synods are True Orthodox synods.

Interesting. I wonder he chose Russian church instead of a Western church.
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« Reply #65 on: May 26, 2013, 09:49:13 PM »

Fr. Michael is now in the Russian True Orthodox synod that's under Metropolitan Raphael (http://ipckatakomb.ru/) which my own synod is in communion with. And yes, while our synods are not in communion with (formerly father) Anastasios, both Anastasios' synod and our synods are True Orthodox synods.

Interesting. I wonder he chose Russian church instead of a Western church.
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« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2013, 09:56:27 PM »

Interesting. I wonder he chose Russian church instead of a Western church.

He continues to serve in the Western rite under that Russian church, so in that respect it's the same as his situation under ROCOR, a Russian jurisdiction with a WR mission.
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« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2013, 08:47:46 AM »

I can not remember where I posted my reservations about some of the people that were being ordained by ROCOR to serve the WR, but I think it was in this topic. I did not name names so as not to cause prejudice against any of them. Here is a topic about one of these people, and when you look at his whole story you will see why he was never able to pass vetting with other jurisdictions. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,52139.0.html
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