Established in 199x, Holy Cross Monastery was the result of many years of unceasing prayers and unrelenting hard-work. Under the patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, the monastery was established by fervent benefactors in the beautiful Australian landscape of Mangrove Mountain.
Through the intercession of our patron Saint Irene Chrysovalantou, and by the power of the Holy Cross, the monastery has grown from a small demountable shed, to a fully-functioning, and beautiful Orthodox monastery, infused by God’s natural Australian wonders.
The monastery continues to grow with a clear vision and major building projects for upcoming years. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our home with you.