Commemorated on October 14th
Commemorated on October 14th
Commemorated on October 14th
A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA

October 14 - Venerable Paraskevḗ of Serbia

St. Paraskevḗ is much loved in the Orthodox world for her boundless charity.  Struck at a young age by the Lord’s command, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me”  (Mt 16:24), she started giving her clothing to the poor street children. (Her parents were NOT pleased!).  She became a nun, lived an exemplary ascetic life in the desert, then followed God’s prompting to finish her years in her own hometown.  Her relics traveled to several countries before she arrived in Iasi, Romania.  She remains in the cathedral there, and people from all over the world come to venerate her.

In our time of discord, confusion, and increasing financial hardship, she reminds us that true love of God necessarily brings true love of neighbor, and that love can spread from person to person to an extent that we will never know.  True, most of us can’t do much, but we can all reach out in love to someone who is in need of physical goods, help, or just a kind word.  If we persevere in these small things, we may be called to bigger things.  Or we may, at the end, find out that these small things ARE the big things, and only God knows the extent of the good that was done.

Credit: Icon of Venerable Paraskevḗ (Petka) of Serbia, courtesy of OCA.org.

 

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. 

St. Nicholas House: Exciting News!

Enjoy a lovely evening at the Mount View Hotel in Calistoga while supporting the monastery!

Guests for "Monastery Movie Night" will enjoy local wines, a custom menu of seasonal dishes, and a private screening of Going My Way, the 1944 film that won seven Academy Awards, including "Best Picture"! Call the hotel at (707) 942-6877 to purchase tickets and make menu selections. We look forward to seeing you there!

Proceeds from tickets will support the monastery's NEW St. Nicholas House Fund!

We've raised
$236,989.99
Our Goal
$235,000.00
Target 2021 St Nicholas House - $235,000.00
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Thanks to many wonderful, generous donors, we finished 2020 with $265,000 in our St. Nicholas House fund! That is a quarter of the total campaign for $1 million. Our next goal is to hit the halfway mark of $500,000, so that we can apply for a loan that will speed up our building timeline.

Thus, our goal for 2021 is to raise an additional $235,000!

This is an ambitious target, but with God, all things are possible. Every donation is important, so please join us today by making a gift towards the new St. Nicholas House!

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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

  • 26

    Oct

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 27

    Oct

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 28

    Oct

    Thursday
    Monastery Movie Night at the Mount View Hotel, Calistoga!
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 29

    Oct

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

    Oct

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 31

    Oct

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
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    Nov

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 2

    Nov

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 3

    Nov

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 4

    Nov

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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October 2021 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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COVID-19

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