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Icon written by the sisterhood
Icon written by the sisterhood
A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA (2021)

December 1 – St. Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor

St. Philaret is possibly the only saint ever depicted in an icon holding a money bag!  He was a very generous man, who gave freely both when he was wealthy and when he had lost nearly everything (to the vehement disapproval of his wife and children!).  Through God’s providence, his granddaughter became the empress and he became richer AND more generous than ever.  He was much beloved of the poor, whom he in truth understood to be the nobles of the King of Heaven. 

We all know the saying “You can’t take it with you,” but that’s not true of St. Philaret.  He DID take it with him because he freely gave it all away for love of Christ and the “least” of His brethren.  And if WE want to take anything with us to heaven, we can – but only by giving it all away.

 

 

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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,

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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. 

We've raised
$40,533.31
Our Goal
$30,000.00
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Giving Tuesday 2021 - $30,000.00
11/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION for Giving Tuesday, 2021!

A generous donor in Calistoga has pledged $30,000 to the Saint Nicholas House fund, challenging us to meet that target for Giving Tuesday on November 30th! Help turn $30,000 into $60,000 with every penny. We feel so blessed and touched by all of you, our generous friends and supporters.

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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

  • 6

    Dec

    Monday
    St. Nicholas
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast: fish, wine, & oil
  • 7

    Dec

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 8

    Dec

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 9

    Dec

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 10

    Dec

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 11

    Dec

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    10:00 Zoom Retreat
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 12

    Dec

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 13

    Dec

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 14

    Dec

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

    Dec

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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December 2021 Newsletter

The monastery's newsletter is available! Read Mother Melania's monthly reflection and other updates. The monthly calendar may be viewed in the newsletter, or by checking our online calendar or our Facebook Page.

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Dec 11th at 10 a.m. PT -- Fr. Anthony Roeber -- REFLECTIONS ON ST. EPHREM THE SYRIAN'S HYMNS FOR NATIVITY


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