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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
01/27/16February 2016 Newsletter -

The monastery's February 2016 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.

01/01/16Upcoming Retreat! -

We are happy to announce our next retreat will be held on March 5.  The title of the retreat is "Bearing Witness: Martyrdom in everydaylife in the 21st century" and the speaker is Archimandrite Irenei Steenberg.  You can view the flyer here.

Monastery Caskets - Now Available

As of February, 2015, the sisters have changed our casket design to feature only pegged lids. Pegged lids allow the viewing lid to be fully removed, in contrast to the hinged lids. For Orthodox funerals, in which the open casket is placed in the middle of the church, the pegged lid allows the congregation to gather around both sides of the casket, rather than only one. UPDATED PHOTOS COMING SOON. Our prices have increased slightly as a result of this change.

The sisters of Holy Assumption Monastery are now offering redwood and pine caskets for sale. Our brochure is available for download, or you may follow the "More Information" link below to view photos, details, and pricing.


Premium Chalice Wine

The 2013 vintage of our Premium Kagor Chalice is HERE! 

The production of the Kagor and the Alicante blend altar wines is a joint venture between Holy Assumption Monastery and St. Symeon Orthodox Church, through the non-profit company Calistoga Orthodox Wines. For more information on our wines, or to order, please contact Fr. Joakim Provatakis, at or (707) 341-6429.

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