A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA (January 21, 2021)

On this day after the inauguration of President Biden, we are reminded of Chuck Colson’s oft-repeated phrase,
“Salvation does not come on Air Force 1.”  So, whether we’re grieved or gladdened by the results of the recent election,
that does not change the most fundamental truth - CHRIST is our salvation. And if our country is to be saved,
it will be through Christ touching our hearts and giving us the grace to speak the truth in love
so that we may grow up in all things into Him (cf Eph 4:15-16).  May it be so!

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. 

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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

  • 25

    Jan

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 26

    Jan

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 27

    Jan

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 28

    Jan

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 29

    Jan

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

    Jan

    Saturday
    Three Holy Hierarchs
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 31

    Jan

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 1

    Feb

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 2

    Feb

    Tuesday
    MEETING OF THE LORD
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 3

    Feb

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

February 13th @ 10 a.m. PT -- From One Day To More Than 40 -- Rev. Dr. Anthony Roeber


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Div. Liturgy, 1/24/21, Fr. Nicholas Carr presiding
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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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