The Holy Transfiguration Monastery is a male monastic community of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Founded in 1982, the monastic community presided over by Abbott Hieromonk Sergius, abides in the pristine and rugged valley of the MacLaughlin River situated between Cooma and Bombala, New South Wales, Australia.
The natural surroundings surrounding the monastery influence and impact on the Orthodox traditional monastic spiritual way of life. Monasteries have traditionally sought a degree of isolation from the secular world, whether it was the desert ascetics of fourth century Egypt or the great Northern Thebaid monastic settlements in northern Russia as a means to spiritual enlightenment and salvation. However, in keeping within the traditions of hospitality, monasteries have always welcomed travellers and pilgrims that come to its doors. In providing this website as a tool for pilgrims and for those interested in Orthodox monasticism, we maintain a certain detachment from the world in order to preserve our spiritual heritage and disciplines.
In the past there were sermons on offer to visitors to the website. We hope that in the near future that we can provide further material.
The Holy Transfiguration Monastery is situated 5.8kms from the Boco Rock Wind Farm which began operating in late 2014. While HTM endeavoured to oppose this wind farm for a variety of reasons, we nonetheless accept that they are here to stay for now. We hope and wish that any government backed industrial scale development in the near future takes into consideration those living nearby with an amended consultation and planning process that is inclusive and not divisive.
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