Icon of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Icon of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Icon of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Great Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
 

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,
revealing Thy glory to Thy Disciples as far as they could bear it.
Let Thine everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners,
through the prayers of the Theotokos!//
O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!
(Troparion of Transfiguration)

We sing this every year, but this year I started thinking about what “Let thine everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners” means in relation to “Thou wast transfigured … revealing Thy glory to Thy Disciples as far as they could bear it.”  The Disciples could barely endure the little of Christ’s glory that He did reveal to them.  Yet, to be outside His Light is to be in darkness and death.  So, to ask Christ to shine His everlasting Light upon us is to ask Him both to warm us and to burn us.  The older I get, the more I realize how scared I am of truly letting Christ burn away all in me that doesn’t belong to Him.  But He is Love, and His burning away of my sin is also an act of His Love.  And so, “Let Thine everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, through the prayers of the Theotokos!  O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!”

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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.

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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. 

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May 2022 $50k Challenge - $50,000.00
04/30/2022 - 06/01/2022

Can we raise $300,000 towards the New St. Nicholas House in 2022? God willing, we can! Generous friends have already pledged $50,000 as a matching-donation challenge for the month of May. Every dollar raised this month, up to $50,000 will be doubled!

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I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

  • 10

    Aug

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

    Aug

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

    Aug

    Friday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
    Fast
  • 13

    Aug

    Saturday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour & Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 14

    Aug

    Sunday
    10:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    5:00 Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 15

    Aug

    Monday
    DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS - MONASTERY FEAST DAY
    9:00 Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
    6:00 Vespers
  • 16

    Aug

    Tuesday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    5:00 Vigil
  • 17

    Aug

    Wednesday
    3rd Day of Dormition
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
    6:00 Vespers
    Fast
  • 18

    Aug

    Thursday
    5:30 Matins
    12:15 Sixth Hour and Panikhida
    6:00 Vespers
    7:30 Compline
  • 19

    Aug

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