A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA (November 26, 2020)
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we are reminded that, even in difficult times, there are endless reasons to thank God.  Personally, we are very aware of the blessing of still having a monastery after the recent fires and of staying healthy in these times of COVID.  Even more so, we are grateful to God for you our friends, who are always there for us, even in these tough times.  And yes, these are tough times, but Christ’s light shines brighter in darkness.  As we journey towards the Nativity, may we all let His light confront and banish the darkness in our own souls so that we, along with the Christmas star, may be lights leading others to our Incarnate God!

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. 

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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

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    Dec

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

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

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

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
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    Dec

    Sunday
    St. Nicholas
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
    Fast: fish, wine, & oil
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    Dec

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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    Dec

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

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

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

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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December 2020 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

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


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Div. Liturgy, 11/29/20, 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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