A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA
September 1, 2021, Church New Year

On September 1, we will enter the New Church Year in the midst of a pandemic, war, riots, economic woes …  As disconcerting as this is, the tragic fact is such conditions are the norm, whereas the peaceful times we have lived in are the exception.  As Christians, we are in this world, but not of it.  This should not make us “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.”  Rather, if we really ARE heavenly minded, we will obey Heaven’s King, Who has commanded us to feed the hungry, visit the sick, clothe the naked, and take in the stranger.  And we will do so with joy for Christ IS our Joy, and He came to earth to raise us up to Himself.  So, as we enter this New Church Year, may we all do our own part to bring the Joy of Heaven to this sorrowing world!

Blessed Church New Year to you all!

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. 

St. Nicholas House: Exciting News!

August 14, 2021

As we begin the festal celebrations for the Dormition of the Mother of God, we joyously announce that our Target2021 goal has been met: to raise $235,000 in 2021, putting our fundraising efforts over the $500,000 mark. But we aren't taking a break: God willing, we hope to arrange an outdoor fundraiser here in Calistoga in November, and to orchestrate another matching-donation campaign for Giving Tuesday on December 7th, 2021. As we continue to work toward our $1 million goal, we are beginning the various logistical processes that will enable us to take concrete steps forward in permitting and planning demolition and construction. Thank you for your prayers, generosity, and ongoing support!

We've raised
$235,267.34
Our Goal
$235,000.00
Target 2021 St Nicholas House - $235,000.00
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

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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    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
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    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
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    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
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    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
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    Sep

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
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September 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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COVID-19

Please click here for our updated COVID19 guidelines, effective August 6, 2021

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Online Retreat

Sept. 11th at 10 a.m. PT -- Fr. Anthony Roeber -- TAKING UP & EXALTING THE CROSS


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