Ascension 2021
Ascension 2021
Ascension 2021
A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA

June 9, 2021, Forefeast of the Great Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

We are approaching the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, when He ascends with our humanity to the heavenly throne that He never left. As we celebrate this Feast, may we all leave behind the things that tie us down to this earth so that we reign with Him in eternity.

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!

Dear Friends,

Your support for the May2021 $50k Challenge was amazing! We have been so touched and humbled by the contributions that flowed in from friends near and far. In one month, we raised over $90,000, $50,000 of which was matched, for a total of over $140,000!

Our St. Nicholas House Fund is now within $15,000 of our 2021 goal of $235,000! Hitting that target means we will have raised 50% ($500,000) of the total estimated cost of the house. Every donation helps, and may God bless you for your continued generosity!

We've raised
$221,276.01
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

  • 22

    Jun

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 23

    Jun

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 24

    Jun

    Thursday
    Nativity of the Baptist
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 25

    Jun

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast free
  • 26

    Jun

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast free
  • 27

    Jun

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vespers & Matins
  • 28

    Jun

    Monday
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 29

    Jun

    Tuesday
    Ss. Peter & Paul
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 30

    Jun

    Wednesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 1

    Jul

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

July 17th at 10 a.m. PT -- Topic: TBD (Bioethics Series cont'd) -- Speaker: Fr. Spyridon Jajeh


CLICK this image for details (link will be activated at a later date)

Divine Liturgy, 6/20/2021, Fr. John Takahashi
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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.
Recursos en Español (Spanish Resources) Con los elogios de la Diócesis del Sur, folletos, podcasts y textos litúrgicos están disponibles en español. (With the compliments of the Diocese of the South, brochures, podcasts and liturgical texts are available in Spanish.)
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Holy Assumption Monastery
1519 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515

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