St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery is a women's monastic community of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America. The Monastery was founded in 1992 and has been located in Santa Paula, California, since late 2005.
***May 8, 2013 Please enjoy our Pascha newsletter.
***May 5, 2013
Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Xристос воскресе! Воистину воскресе!
Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
***March 27, 2013 Enjoy the latest monastery newsletter. Our next Friends Gathering will be on Sunday, March 31. V. Rev. Lawrence Russell will give a presentation entitled "Word: Encounter or Information?" at 4pm, with Vespers and a potluck following.
***February 20, 2013 Our latest newsletter is available here. We will have our Friends Gathering this Sunday, Feb. 24, when we will host Tsige-Roman Gobezie from Ethiopia. 4pm presentation, 5pm Vespers, 6pm potluck.
***January 23, 2013 Please enjoy our latest newsletter here. Our first Friends Gathering of the new year will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27th. Our featured speaker will be Fr. Paul Waisanen on "Learning to Live in the Power of the Kingdom." 4pm presentation, 5pm Vespers, 6pm potluck.
***December 24, 2012 Please enjoy our monastery's Nativity Newsletter. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
***December 11, 2012 A few photos of the Feast Day of St. Barbara. Thank you to all who participated!
***November 22, 2012
The Feast Day of the Great Martyr Barbara & the monastery's 20th Anniversary are fast approaching! Please join us on Dec. 3, 5pm, for the Vigil and on Dec. 4, 10am, for Divine Liturgy. Click here to view the invitation.
***October 25, 2012 Our latest newsletter is available here. The next Friends Gathering will be this Sunday, Oct. 28, featuring Fr. Jon Braun on the topic of "The Priority of the Kingdom of God in This Election Year." 4pm presentation, 5pm Vespers, 6pm potluck.
***September 7, 2012 MEMORY ETERNAL!
Stavrophor nun Juliana fell asleep in the Lord yesterday afternoon, Thursday, September 6. Funeral services will be held at St. Barbara Monastery at 3:30pm, Saturday, September 8.
***August 21, 2012 Enjoy the monastery's August Newsletter here. Our next Friends Gathering will be this Sunday, Aug. 26, beginning at 4pm with a talk by Deacon Rico Monge entitled The Cross: The Center of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality. 5pm Vespers, 6pm potluck.