Holy Assumption Monastery
Orthodox Church in America

An Orthodox Christian Monastery for Women

From its home on the banks of the Napa River in Calistoga, California, Holy Assumption Monastery welcomes faithful pilgrims and visitors of all backgrounds.

Please use our website to learn about our community, explore Orthodox Christianity and its monastic tradition, and find out about events at the monastery.

Holy Assumption Monastery is part of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of San Francisco and the West, under the omophorion of His Eminence, Archbishop BENJAMIN.


What's New
02/26/17Week of February 27 through March 3 -

We will be observing Clean Week from Feb 27 to March 3.  Except for casket inquiries and orders, we will reply to all other, non-urgent matters in the week of March 6.  

May you have a blessed Lent and glorious Pascha!

With love in Christ,

Mother Melania and the sisters

02/03/17February 2017 Newsletter -

The monastery's February 2017 newsletter is available! Read Mother Melania's monthly reflection and other updates. The monthly calendar may be viewed on the last page of the newsletter, or by checking our online calendar, here.

02/03/17Upcoming March Retreat! -

We are happy to announce our next retreat will be held on March 11.  The title of the retreat is "The Divine Scriptures of the Orthodox Church: Reading the Bible as an Orthodox Christian" and the speaker is Fr. Philip Tolbert, an archpriest in the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada & Australia (Bulgarian Patriarchate) who is also the National Director of the Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate (Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries). He was co-founder of the St. Paisius Missionary School, an Orthodox educational ministry, which from 1993 to 2015 created a variety of regional conferences and parish retreats for families, youth and young adults. He is currently attached to the Holy Dormition Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa, California. Fr. Philip and his wife, Popadia Junia (who work side by side in these Orthodox ministries), have two adult children.  You can view the flyer here.