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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.


What's New
12/05/14DECEMBER 2014 Newsletter -

The monastery's DECEMBER 2014 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.

12/05/14Christmas Gift Options in the Bookstore! -

Find a unique Christmas gift in the monastery bookstore! 

Monastery Caskets - Now Available

The sisters of Holy Assumption Monastery are now offering redwood and pine caskets for sale. Our brochure is available for download, or you may follow the "More Information" link below to view photos, details, and pricing.

Fall Retreat

Please join us on Saturday, November 15, when Fr. Stephan Meholick of St. Nicholas Church, San Anselmo, will speak on the Divine Liturgy. Please contact us if you would like to attend, as space will be limited.

Premium Chalice Wine

The 2012 vintage of our Premium Kagor Chalice wine is now available! 

The production of the Kagor and the Alicante blend altar wines is a joint venture between Holy Assumption Monastery and St. Symeon Orthodox Church, through the non-profit company Calistoga Orthodox Wines. For more information on our wines, or to order, please contact Fr. Joakim Provatakis, at or (707) 341-6429.

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