St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery
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St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery

Heathcote, VIC 3523

Church Information

Church Name: St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Orthodox (All)
Street Address: St Anthony Monastery, 182 Redburns Ln, Heathcote VIC 3523, Australia
Suburb: Heathcote
State: VIC
Postcode: 3523
Foundation Stone Laid: 06-12-1989
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A marble tablet records: 'I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord'. Ps. 122 - This foundation stone of - St Antonious Monastery - was laid by - H H Pope Shenouda III - on Wednesday 6th December 1989 - 27th Hatour 1706, Coptic Calendar.

Text on the gates record:

  • Blessed is Egypt My people - Isa 19:25 - The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the - oldest Apostolic Churches in the world. - The Copts are the native Christians of - Egypt and the direst descendants of the - ancient Egyptians the Pharaohs. - St Mark the Evangelist and Apostle - established the Coptic Church in - Alexandria in 42AD. He became her first - Patriarch prior to his martyrdom in 68AD. - St Mark established the first Catechetical - School in the world in Alexandria. This is - where the Coptic Orthodox Church  was - founded.
  • Do not love the world or the - things in the world - 1 John 2:15 - Monasticism: - Is Egypt's gift to the world. - Is the witdrawal from all in order to be - united with the One who is God. - Attracted the heart of the church to the - depth of the inner spiritual life. - St Anthony: - Is considered to be the first monk the - world and the father of all monks. - This great Copt left all he had and went - into the wilderness to worship his - beloved God. - The three pillars of monasticism are: - Celibacy. - Obedience. - Voluntary poverty.


Date Opened: 00-00-1990
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia. org


The St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery, Heathcote. The Coptic Church celebrated 50 years in Australia in 2019. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/4/2021.

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Last Updated: Friday 30th April, 2021