A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA
April 4, 2021, The Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

 
To all who are celebrating Easter today, may you rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord!
 
To all who are celebrating the Sunday of the Cross, may we find strength and
joy in the Cross of our Lord as we journey towards Holy Week and Pascha!

 

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. 

St. Nicholas House: Exciting News!

March 4, 2021

The sisters are excited to share the news of two grant awards for St. Nicholas House through the Napa Valley Community Foundation! The Lambert Family Fund awarded us $1000, and an anonymous donor fund awarded $50,000! We are so touched by this generosity, and delighted with the boost these gifts give to our Target 2021 campaign! If you would like to contribute to our goal of raising $235,000 in 2021, please use the Donate button, below!

The Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) works side-by-side with local donors and nonprofits to tackle the most important challenges our Valley faces.  Now celebrating 25 years of service to the community, the foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants to improve the quality of life for residents of the region, and currently serves as the philanthropic partner to thousands of individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and corporations in Napa Valley and beyond. For more information, visit napavalleycf.org or call 707.254.9565.

We've raised
$72,868.41
Target 2021 St Nicholas House

Thanks to many wonderful, generous donors, we finished 2020 with $265,000 in our St. Nicholas House fund! That is a quarter of the total campaign for $1 million. Our next goal is to hit the halfway mark of $500,000, so that we can apply for a loan that will speed up our building timeline.

Thus, our goal for 2021 is to raise an additional $235,000!

This is an ambitious target, but with God, all things are possible. Every donation is important, so please join us today by making a gift towards the new St. Nicholas House!

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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

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    Apr

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 12

    Apr

    Monday
    4:00 Vespers
    6:00 Great Compline
    Fast
  • 13

    Apr

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    4:00 Vespers
    6:00 Great Compline
    Fast
  • 14

    Apr

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    1:00 Vespers
    6:00 Matins with Great Canon
    Fast
  • 15

    Apr

    Thursday
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    5:00 Presanctified Liturgy
    Fast
  • 16

    Apr

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:00 Pre-sanctified Liturgy
    6:00 Matins
    Fast
  • 17

    Apr

    Saturday
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 18

    Apr

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 19

    Apr

    Monday
    4:00 Vespers
    6:00 Great Compline
    Fast
  • 20

    Apr

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    4:00 Vespers
    6:00 Great Compline
    Fast
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April 2021 Newsletter

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

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COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with Archbishop BENJAMIN’s directives, the monastery church is currently closed to everyone except the sisters. However, the faithful may receive Holy Communion and the grounds are open to visitors.

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Online Mini-Retreat

April 10th at 10 a.m. PT -- The Three Great Lenten Disciplines -- Abbess Melania


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Divine Liturgy, 4/4/21, Fr. Constantine Efstathiu
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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.
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Holy Assumption Monastery
1519 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-6244