O Holy Great Martyr Barbara, pray to God for us...

St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery is a women's monastic community of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, under the omophorion of His Eminence, Archbishop BENJAMIN. The Monastery was founded in 1992 and has been located in Santa Paula, California, since late 2005.  

The Sisters maintain a regular cycle of daily liturgical services and partly earn their living growing lavender and producing lavender products, giving retreats, producing icon  greeting cards, and operating a small bookstore and online gift shop where local honey is sold. 

We strive daily to live out the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in community, seeking to love God and neighbor through prayer, hospitality and labor.

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FEAST OF THE GREAT MARTYR BARBARA
30th  ANNIVERSARY  
OF 
ST. BARBARA MONASTERY

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Save the Date!
December 3rd and 4th

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Saturday, Dec 3rd: 
4 pm Vigil

Sunday, Dec 4th:
9:30 am Hours 
10 am Divine Liturgy

His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, presiding

Sunday, Dec.4th
Friends Gathering: 

4 pm Presentation
by Archbishop Benjamin:
What They Don't Teach You 
in Seminary

5 pm Vespers
6 pm Potluck supper

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck.

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