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A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA (January 21, 2021)

On this day after the inauguration of President Biden, we are reminded of Chuck Colson’s oft-repeated phrase,
“Salvation does not come on Air Force 1.”  So, whether we’re grieved or gladdened by the results of the recent election,
that does not change the most fundamental truth - CHRIST is our salvation. And if our country is to be saved,
it will be through Christ touching our hearts and giving us the grace to speak the truth in love
so that we may grow up in all things into Him (cf Eph 4:15-16).  May it be so!

 

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
$12,976.88
Target 2021 St Nicholas House

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

    Feb

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

    Feb

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast free
  • 28

    Feb

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 1

    Mar

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 2

    Mar

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

    Mar

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

    Mar

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

    Mar

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

    Mar

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 7

    Mar

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
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February 2021 Newsletter

The monastery's 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, as modified by the service schedules posted on our Facebook Page.

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COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with Archbishop BENJAMIN’s directives, the monastery church is currently closed to everyone except the sisters. However, the faithful may receive Holy Communion and the grounds are open to visitors.

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Online Mini-Retreat

March 13th @ 10 a.m. -- Topic TBD -- His Grace, Bishop DANIEL of Santa Rosa


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Div. Liturgy, 2/21/21, Fr. John Takahashi presiding
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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.
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

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