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. 


Live-Streaming Presentation by Fr. Spyridon Jajeh - June 7

Please join us for a live-streaming presentation!


SPEAKER:  V. Rev. Fr. Spyridon Jajeh

                  Clinical Pharmacist, Director of Hospital Pharmacy, and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice




DATE:  Sunday, June 7, 2020

TIME:  1:00-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time


LOCATION:  Zoom Meeting only; please click here for Zoom details. 

Sorry, no public gathering is allowed during the shelter-in-place.


This event is open to the public.  Reservations are not required.


For questions about the presentation, please contact our Store Manager.

What's New
04/29/20May 2020 Newsletter -

The monastery's May 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 here, as modified by the service schedules posted on our Facebook Page.


Prayer Service Schedule During Shelter-in-Place

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with Archbishop BENJAMIN’s directives, our prayer services are currently closed to everyone except the sisters.  For details of those directives and further updates, please click here

In the meantime, we are live-streaming all of our services on our website (please see the section below for past video(s)) and on our Facebook page. The daily schedule and the past live-streamed videos are posted on our facebook page, too.  To follow along with the daily Scripture readings, please click here.  To view past services on demand, please go to our Facebook video library.

It’s been a learning curve for us, but we’ve been touched by the kind response of our friends.  And it’s been a blessing for us to be able to do this small thing to stay close to our wider family who can’t currently join us physically.

May God grant us a speedy end to these uncertain times and bring our friends back to us soon!


Location Change for Services:

Repairs are underway at St. Simeon Church, all services are still at the Monastery until further notice. Please continue to check this website and our answering machine for updates.

Live-Streaming Prayer Service - Divine Liturgy, 5/31/2020, Fr. John Takahashi presiding
Live-Streaming Prayer Service (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!

Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

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.

Spanish Resources (Recursos EspaƱoles)
Welcome to the Orthodox Church!  Come and see!
Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Come and see!
Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Come and see!
Spanish Resources


With the compliments of the Diocese of the South, brochures, podcasts and liturgical texts are available in Spanish.  Please click here.


Con los elogios de la Diócesis del Sur, folletos, podcasts y textos litúrgicos están disponibles en español.  Haga clic aquí.