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Monastery of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco (1996)

A monastery for men.

PO Box 439
Manton, CA 96059

The Monastery of St. John is a community of Christians striving to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, working out our salvation in discipleship to Christ in the Orthodox Church. We embrace the evangelical ideals of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability. We strive for unity of mind and heart with one another in a communion of love, having all things in common and living a shared life of prayer and work which consists of:
  • Candle making
  • Retreats and Seminars
  • Publishing
  • Monastery bookstore
  • Arranging and composing Liturgical Music
  • Missionary outreach

St Barbara Monastery (1993)

A monastery for women.

15799 Ojai Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Daily Services:
  • 7:00 AM Matins
  • 12:15 PM Sixth Hour and Memorial Service, except on days when there is a Divine Liturgy
  • 5:30 PM Vespers
  • 7:30 PM Compline
DURING GREAT LENT, the schedule consists of Vespers at 4:00 PM with Compline at 6:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
  • Saturday Evening – 6:00 PM Vigil.
  • Sunday Morning – There are no Sunday Morning Services.
St Barbara Monastery was founded in 1992 with the blessing of His Grace, TIKHON, Bishop of San Francisco, Los Angeles and the West.

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Holy Assumption Monastery

A monastery for women.

1519 Washington St,
Calistoga, CA 94515-1501
Office: 707-942-6244

Abbess Mother Melania

Schedule of Services

Daily — Morning
7:00 AM Matins; 12:15 PM Sixth Hour and Memorial Service (except on days when Divine Liturgy is celebrated). The same schedule is also maintained on Saturdays and during Great Lent.

Daily — Evening
5:00 PM Vigil, 7:00 PM Compline (On the day before Divine Liturgy, 5:00 PM Vigil replaces Vespers and Compline). DURING GREAT LENT, Vespers is celebrated at 4:00 PM and Great Compline at 6:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Saturday Evening
5:00 PM Vigil.

Sunday Morning
8:30 AM Third and Sixth Hours; 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday Evening
5:30 PM Vespers.

Wednesday & Friday Evenings During Great Lent
6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

Weekday Liturgies and Pre-sanctified Liturgies are held when possible. Lenten Wednesday schedules change according to whether a Pre-sanctified Liturgy is being held. Lenten Friday schedules change according to whether a Pre-sanctified Liturgy is being held Friday or a Saturday Liturgy is being held.  Please call or e-mail the monastery for the schedule.

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Our Lady of Kazan Skete

A monastery for women.

2735 Victoria Dr.
Santa Rosa CA 95407
Church hall: 707-542-7798

Abbess Mother Susanna

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Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery (1993)

A monastery for women.

2343 County Rd 403
PO Box 416
Lake George CO 80827
Rectory phone: 719-748-3999

Mother Cassiana (Petrow), Acting Superior

Please call or write to receive the monastery’s newsletter.

The changing demographics of the US led the sisters to feel that the Rocky Mountain region would not only be an area conducive to the life of prayer, but would also be fertile ground in which to plant a monastic community.

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