Saving the Greek Monastery at Yellow Rock the St George Monastery

Η πύλη της Ιεράς Μονής Αγίου Γεωργίου του Βουνού πριν την πυρκαγιά

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Greek Monastery in Yellow Rock.
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http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/greek_131019_295711.mp3

George Spiliotis spoke to the Greek Program from Blue Mountains giving information about the condition of the Greek Monastery in Yellow Rock.

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The gate of the Monastery before the fires (St. George Monastery NSW)

Κινδύνευσε να καεί Ελληνορθόδοξο μοναστήρι στο Σίδνευ

Από την μεγάλη πυρκαγιά που ξέσπασε στη Νέα Νότια Ουαλία της Αυστραλίας κινδύνευσε η Μονή του Αγίου Γεωργίου, στο Yellow Rock στην περιοχή Blue Mountains του Σίδνευ.

Δυστυχώς το οίκημα που διαμένει ο πάτερ Κυριάκος, ιερέας της Μονής του Αγίου Γεωργίου, κάηκε ολοσχερώς και μαζί με αυτό πολλά βιβλία, εικόνες και όλα τα άμφια.

Ο ιερέας μαζί με μερικά άτομα που διέμεναν στο μοναστήρι αγωνίστηκαν σκληρά για να σώσουν το σπίτι αλλά μάταια. Επίσης, κάηκαν εξωτερικές τουαλέτες και υπόστεγα .

Ο Ξενώνας και οι εκκλησίες του Αγίου Γεωργίου, του Αγίου Ιωάννη του Θεολόγου και του Οσίου Χριστόδουλου απειλήθηκαν, ωστόσο γλίτωσαν από τη φωτιά .

Μέχρι στιγμής, οι αρχές δεν επιτρέπουν στους ανθρώπους να εισέλθουν.

Στην ανακοίνωση της Μονής παρακαλούνται οι πιστοί να αποφύγουν τις επισκέψεις στους χώρους της όσο είναι κλειστοί «γιατί είναι επικίνδυνο» και σημειώνεται ότι ο Επίσκοπος κ. Σεραφείμ θα κάνει σχετικές ανακοινώσεις για διεξαγωγή εράνου στις ελληνορθόδοξες εκκλησίες με στόχο την αποκατάσταση των ζημιών.

St. George Monastery

St. George Monastery

St. George Monastery

MONASTERY OF ST GEORGE, BLUE MOUNTAINS AFFECTED BY THE FIRE.

As you may have heard NSW was recently hit with the worst fire emergency this decade. Unfortunately this raging fire also went through the Monastery of St. George, Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains.

The report so far is as follows:
At Approximately 1:00pm Thursday 17th October, with high temperatures and winds exceeding 110km/h and with no warning the fire which was near the Monastery suddenly was upon it.

Fr Kyriakos is the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St George, Yellow Rock.

Fr. Kyriakos’ residence was completely burnt down and with it many books, icons and all vestments were lost. Father and a few men who were staying at the Monastery at the time fought hard to save the house but could not. Also external toilets and sheds were burnt.

The Xenona and the Churches of St. George, St. John the Theologιαn and St. Christodoulos were also under threat, all fought hard to save them and with the help of God and Panagia were spared from the fire.

So far the Monastery is not safe and authorities will not allow people to enter.

With more high temperatures and winds predicted this weekend, please lets all be joint as one family of Christ to pray for Fr. Kyriakos and everyone who lost their homes. May God bring relief to Yellow Rock and the surrounding area and protect the Monastery from further devastation.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is taking up the initiative to help bring in donations, for Father Kyriakos and all the other victims affected.

The Archdiocese has opened a bank account to raise funds for the monastery.

People are urged to donate to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Property Trust – St. George Monastery, BSB: 082 057, Account Number: 616 960 042, Bank: NAB.

You can also donate to the Australian Red Cross, by calling 1800 811 700 or visiting http://www.redcross.org.au/

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