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, as of May 26th, 2020, duly prepared Orthodox Christians may receive the Holy Gifts when the priest brings the Chalice to the door of the church. Please follow all safety measures as detailed in the monastery guidelines (below).
For details of those directives and further updates, please visit the website of the OCA Diocese of the West.
In the meantime, we are live-streaming all of our services on our website and on our Facebook page. The daily schedule and the past live-streamed videos are posted on our facebook page, too.
To follow along with the daily Scripture readings, view them on the website of the Orthodox Church in America.
To view past services on demand, please go to our Facebook video library.
It’s been a learning curve for us, but we’ve been touched by the kind response of our friends. And it’s been a blessing for us to be able to do this small thing to stay close to our wider family who can’t currently join us physically.
May God grant us a speedy end to these uncertain times and bring our friends back to us soon!
Visitors are always welcome at Holy Assumption Monastery. Our gates are open from dawn to dusk, and both Orthodox pilgrims and those who are curious about monasticism and Orthodoxy may stop in during the day, Tuesday - Sunday. On Mondays the monastery grounds are closed for the sisters' personal retreat day.
If you are interested in speaking with the abbess or one of the sisters, please call ahead so that we can arrange to welcome you and give you a tour or talk.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the sisters may not currently accomodate overnight guests at the monastery. If you would like to stay in Calistoga, local bed and breakfasts are slowly reopening, and we recommend checking with several located close by:
Calistoga Welcome Center (for more places to stay and things to do in Calisotga)
Our Store (look for the sign Monastery Books & Gifts next to the red door along the Washington Street sidewalk) is currently open for pickup/cubrside service, and we are baking cookies to order!