Glory to God for all things!
Glory to God! We are all home, and the monastery is just as we left it. The animals weathered the adventure remarkably well, and the koi are fine also.
Thank you once again for all your prayers, love, and concern. And again, please continue to pray for those who did lose so much in these fires.
With love in Christ,
Mother Melania and the sisters
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.
Location change for Services
Due to necessary repairs at St. Simeon Church, all services will be at the Monastery until further notice.
Spanish Resources (Recursos Españoles)