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. 

A Message from Abbess Melania: We're Safe!
A grateful community
A grateful community
A grateful community
Cookie Monster is grateful for his new friends
Cookie Monster is grateful for his new friends
Cookie Monster is grateful for his new friends

August 30, 2020

Wanting to let you all know that we are safe and in no immediate danger. Thank you for all your concern and prayer.

God bless you and keep you safe!

With love in Christ,

Mother Melania and the sisterhood

 

P.S. - Please remember to wear your masks, to social distance, and to wash your hands.  COVID19 is still with us.

 

We've raised
$24,523.25
Our Goal
$10,000.00
August 2020 St Nicholas House RELAUNCH - $10,000.00
07/31/2020 - 08/31/2020

$10,000 Matching-Donation Campaign

As communities around the United States began sheltering in place in March 2020. the sisterhood of Holy Assumption Monastery made the decision to suspend active fundraising for our St. Nicholas House Rebuild. In a time of such danger and uncertainty, we felt our focus had to shift from long-term projects to immediate needs.

Although communities around the country - and the world - continue to face danger and uncertainty, our friends have encouraged us to reinitate efforts for funding the new St. Nicholas House. With faith and hope we are again looking toward the future.

To relaunch our St. Nicholas House campaign (Goal: $1,000,000), any donation made during the month of August up to $10,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar! 

August is the perfect time for such an effort, as the month brings us to our annual altar feast, the Dormition of the Mother of God. and marks one year since the beginning of our fundraising for St. Nicholas House. If you are able, help us take another important step toward bringing a new building to the grounds of Holy Assumption Monastery!

Upcoming Schedule

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

  • 19

    Sep

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 20

    Sep

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 21

    Sep

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 22

    Sep

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 23

    Sep

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 24

    Sep

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 25

    Sep

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 26

    Sep

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 27

    Sep

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 28

    Sep

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline

September 2020 Newsletter

The monastery's September 2020 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.

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.

Online Mini-Retreat

Dec. 12 at 10am, Walking to Bethlehem by His Grace DANIEL


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Div. Liturgy, 9/14/20, Fr. Edward Henderson presiding
Collection of most recent videos

Help to Build the NEW St. Nicholas House!

Please click here for project details or to make a donation.  Thank you!

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.
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