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Panagia Pantanassa Monastery under NSW bushfire threat

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The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa in Mangrove Creek NSW is in the direct line of an “unstoppable” bushfire.

Yesterday, it was reported that the fire was at the door step of the Holy monastery, and that all necessary measures have been put in place to save the monastery, but authorities fear the fires may be uncontainable.

The nearby St Dionysios Hall was set up as a base for emergency assistance and a ground for volunteers.

The monastery came under the Archdiocese of Australia when the late Archbishop Stylianos blessed it in 1976.

It is the first Greek Orthodox monastery that has adapted ancient Byzantine architecture and ancient materials, with contemporary designs in an Australian context.

The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa is a monastery for men located on the Central Coast of NSW, on Mangrove Mountain, which is 90 minutes north of Sydney.

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