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Monastery Grounds:  dawn to dusk Tuesday through Sunday          Monastery Books & Gifts Store:  see Store Hours

Grounds & Store are closed on Mondays, on Great Feast Days*, and on select Holy Days
*January 6, February 2, March 25, April 9 & 16, May 25, June 4, August 6 & 15, September 8 & 14, November 21, December 25

Church tours available by appointment  ~~  Walk-ins welcome  ~~  Please contact us

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. 

We've raised
$147,005.82
Our Goal
$100,000.00
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2023 Year End Campaign - $100,000.00

The sisterhood of Holy Assumption Monastery experienced a tremendous year in 2023 with the completion of the new St. Nicholas House. This new space has already allowed us to welcome a new novice, improve the safety of sisters and visitors on our property, reopen our monastery library, and much more!

Although construction is complete, we still have to pay for the building: the $400,000 loan we received through the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF) requires monthly payments and will come due in 2027. This means we still have to fundraise every year. Moreover, the sooner the sisters pay off the St. Nicholas House loan, the sooner we will be able to begin the process of acquiring additional property for pilgrim and clergy housing. By the grace of God, the financial support of the monastery friends is accomplishing so much!

In mid-October, two donors stepped forward to offer a total of $100,000 as a matching challenge!

Our task is to match this $100,000 by December 31st, 2023!

Every donation between now and year-end will be matched, dollar-for dollar, up to $100k. The resulting $200,000 will be a very important financial step forward.

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Upcoming Schedule

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. ~Psalm 122:1

Prayer services are open to the public.  Monthly calendar.

  • 27

    Feb

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 28

    Feb

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 29

    Feb

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 1

    Mar

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 2

    Mar

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast free
  • 3

    Mar

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 4

    Mar

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 5

    Mar

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 6

    Mar

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 7

    Mar

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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Monastery's Monthly Newsletter

The monastery's newsletter is available! Read Mother Melania's monthly reflection and other updates. The monthly calendar may be viewed in the newsletter, or by checking our online calendar or our Facebook Page.


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Mother Melania's Monthly Missives

A not entirely random mix of reflections on life, coloring pages, thoughts about kids' books and updates on Mother Melania's books


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Online Retreat

Date TBD at 10 a.m. Pacific Time - Speaker TBD - Topic TBD. Please check back next month for an update.


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Monasteries in America
The electronic updated edition of the Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. The PDF file may be downloaded free of charge. The hard copy of the Atlas may be purchased directly from the publisher, Holy Cross Orthodox Press.
English & Spanish Resources
Recursos en Español (Spanish Resources) Con los elogios de la Diócesis del Sur, folletos, podcasts y textos litúrgicos están disponibles en español. (With the compliments of the Diocese of the South, brochures, podcasts and liturgical texts are available in Spanish.)
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Holy Assumption Monastery
1519 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-6244