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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***September 21st, 2022 Fr. Yousuf Rassam will sharing a talk on "Deliverance from the Fear of Death" on Sunday, Sept. 25th, at the Friends of the Monastery Gathering. The presentation will begin at 4pm followed by Vespers and a potluck. Please enjoy this month's newsletter in the meantime!

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