BUILDING PROGRAMS

'Love is that good disposition of the soul in which it prefers nothing that exists to the knowledge of God.'   

                                                                                                                                                                           Saint Maximus the Confessor

In 2005 construction of the Pantanassa Monastery Catholicon (main church) commenced. The Catholicon is dedicated to the Holy Mother of God Pantanassa which includes a small chapel dedicated to St John Chrysostom. The foundation stone for the Catholicon was laid on 16 July 2005 by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. Currently the Catholicon has reached lock up stage. This means that the external walls, roof, doors, windows and concrete flooring have been completed, however, inside the church is bare concrete floor and walls.

                                'Laying of Foundation Stone'                                        'The Building of Pantanassa Monastery (2005-2009)'

           Pantanassa Monastery Movie

While, in 2008, construction began on the monk’s living quarters, kitchen, refectory and library and continued until the late 2010 to a partial lock up stage, where it was put on hold for financial reasons.

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In 2013, the construction program recommenced involving works on the courtyrard, drainage, electricity and living quarters. Currently the living quarters, library and dining hall have been rendered, painted and and the doors will be fitted. We estimate this stage to reach completion by late 2016.

We are pleased to inform you that the construction of the second wing of monk's accommodation which began in January 2016 is progressing well: the excavation has been completed, the concrete slab poured and the bricklayers have started. This building will consist of 8 monastic cells. The monastery feels that this extra accommodation will be needed in the near future.

Below we provide an image of the proposed wing along with photos of the construction progress. 

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OUR PHOTO GALLERIES

2016-17 Construction Slideshow

  • Photo 1 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    First Cement Slab

  • Photo 2 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    First Cement Slab

  • Photo 3 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    First Cement Slab

  • Photo 4 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    First Cement Slab

  • Photo 5 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    First Cement Slab

  • Photo 6 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 7 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 8 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 9 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 10 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 11 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Form Work - Second Cement Slab

  • Photo 12 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Form Work - Second Cement Slab

  • Photo 13 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Second Cement Slab - Cement Pour

  • Photo 14 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Second Cement Slab - Cement Pour

  • Photo 15 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Second Cement Slab - Cement Pour

  • Photo 16 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - North Wing

    Second Cement Slab

  • Photo 17 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - First Level

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 18 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - First Level

    Brick Laying

  • Photo 19 of 19Monk's Living Quarters - First Level

    Brick Laying

2015-16 Construction Slideshow

  • Photo 1 of 10Monk Cells North Wing

    Excavation

  • Photo 2 of 10Monk Cells North Wing

    Excavation

  • Photo 3 of 10Monk Cells North Wing

    Excavation

  • Photo 4 of 10Burial Ground

    Laying of Stone Wall

  • Photo 5 of 10Fire Tank

    Excavation

  • Photo 6 of 10Fire Tank

    Preparation for Cement Pour

  • Photo 7 of 10Fire Tank

    Cement Pour

  • Photo 8 of 10Fire Tank

    Cement Pour

  • Photo 9 of 10Fire Tank

    Cement Pour

  • Photo 10 of 10Fire Tank

    Cement Pour

2014-15 Construction Slideshow

  • Photo 1 of 21Gyprock Meeting Room

    Gyprock Meeting Room

  • Photo 2 of 21Gyprock Monk Cell

    Gyprock Monk Cell

  • Photo 3 of 21Electricity Installation

    Electricity Installation

  • Photo 4 of 21Cement Rendering Dining Hall

    Cement Rendering Dining Hall

  • Photo 5 of 21Cement Rendering Dining Hall

    Cement Rendering Dining Hall

  • Photo 6 of 21Painting Monk Cell

    Painting Monk Cell

  • Photo 7 of 21Library Ceiling

    Library Ceiling

  • Photo 8 of 21Bathroom Tiled

    Bathroom Tiled

  • Photo 9 of 21Preparing for Floorboards - Monk Cells

    Preparing for Floorboards - Monk Cells

  • Photo 10 of 21Doors - Monk Cells

    Doors - Monk Cells

  • Photo 11 of 21Door Installation

    Door Installation

  • Photo 12 of 21Door Installation

    Door Frame for Monk Cell

  • Photo 13 of 21Painting

    Painting Hallway

  • Photo 14 of 21Painting Monk Cell

    Painting Monk Cell

  • Photo 15 of 21Library Staircase

    Library Staircase

  • Photo 16 of 21Tiling Library

    Tiling Library

  • Photo 17 of 21Library Tiling

    Library Tiling

  • Photo 18 of 21Library Tiling

    Library Tiling

  • Photo 19 of 21Library Tiling

    Library Tiling

  • Photo 20 of 21Monk Cells - Floorboard Sanding

    Monk Cells - Floorboard Sanding

  • Photo 21 of 21Monk Cells - Floorboard Sanding

    Monk Cells - Floorboard Sanding

2013

construction during 2013

2011-2012 (Break in construction)

Photos of Monastery during break in construction

 

TONSURE TO RASSOPHOROS MONK

Tonsure to Rassophoros Monk (Sep 27-28, 2013)

ENTHRONEMENT OF NEWLY ELECTED ABBOT

Enthronement of Newly Elected Abbot Geronda Eusebios by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia on Saturday September 17, 2011.

 

TONSURE TO GREAT SCHEMA MONK

Tonsure to Great Schema Monk (Dec 10-11, 2010)

 

2010

construction during 2010
 

2009

construction during 2009

2008

construction during 2008

2007

construction on the Catholicon during 2007

2006

construction on the Catholicon during 2006

2005

construction during 2005