"I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." John 8:12

"One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life" Psalm 27:4

"Be still and know that I am God"
Psalm 46:10

"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

"Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest... for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Welcome to the home page of St Mary and St Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Queensland, Australia.

We pray that our Lord blesses this monastery which serves to provide a quiet place for retreat for the Coptic community and Christians in general in a spiritual atmosphere of prayers and contemplations. May this place also provide a living example of the holy monastic life, transmitting this angelic life to the western world. May the intercessions of our blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, and the great Saint Anthony, be with us all, Amen.

A Historic Moment

A Historic Moment in Queensland
By the grace of God, the 20th of August, 2011, marked a very special day...

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The Coptic Church

The Coptic Orthodox church was founded by St Mark the Apostle around 50AD...

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Christian monasticism originated in the East in the Egyptian desert...

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