Holy Assumption Monastery
Orthodox Church in America

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. 

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.

2017 Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
Grand Opening of Monastery Books & Gifts

Did you hear the news?  Our new bookstore has a new name and space!  There will be a Grand Opening on August 16, 2017 for "Monastery Books & Gifts"!

Location change for Services

Due to necessary repairs at St. Simeon Church, all services will be at the Monastery until further notice.

What's New
07/28/17August 2017 Newsletter -

The monastery's August 2017 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, here.