Books & Gifts

We hope you enjoy the offerings of our bookstore and giftshop! Items are continuously being added, so check back frequently. Currently, the price of each item already includes shipping, handling and CA state tax (if appropriate). You will not be charged an additional fee for S&H during checkout. If you are ordering from outside the US, email us for international shipping rates. Thank you for visiting us!

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2016 Calendar: Monastery Scenes2016 Calendar: Monastery Scenes
A limited supply of sweet mini calendars of scenes from the monastery is available now. We think you'll enjoy each month's photo, including beautiful photos of the grounds, chapel scenes and even one of the head of our monastery: HRH Punkin!


A Quartet of Lavender SachetsA Quartet of Lavender Sachets
Four sachets are better than one...especially when discounted!
All Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & CalendulaAll Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & Calendula
Lovely monastery lip balm in 0.25 oz pots. Made by the sisters with lavender and healing calendula harvested at the monastery. Shea butter, sweet almond oil and beeswax moisturize and protect your lips along with anti-oxidizing vitamin E. Gentlemen will no doubt enjoy this product too!
Book: A Spiritual Psalter, by St. Ephraim the SyrianBook: A Spiritual Psalter, by St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter, or Reflections on God, excerpted by Bishop Theophan the Recluse from the works of our Holy Father Ephraim the Syrian.
Book: A Wonderful Revelation to the World: A Conversation of Saint Seraphim of Sarov with N.A. MotovilovBook: A Wonderful Revelation to the World: A Conversation of Saint Seraphim of Sarov with N.A. Motovilov
"Like a flash of lightning this wonderful conversation illumined the whole world which was already immersed in spiritual lethargy and death less than a century before the struggle against Christianity in Russia and at a time when Christian faith was at a low ebb in the West. Here God's Saint (Seraphim) appears before us in no way inferior to the prophets through whom the Holy Spirit Himself spoke. We record everything word for word without any interpretations of our own."
Book: An Introduction to God, Encountering the Divine in Orthodox ChristianityBook: An Introduction to God, Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity
Who is God any way? What is the Gospel? What's the point in worship and morality? Why and how should be trust people who speak about God? This is an introduction to Orthodox Christianity for those who may not see the point at all-- the unchurched, the ex-churched, the de-churched and those wondering why they should even stay in church.

Book: Avvakum the Barefoot, by Monk Theodoretos the HagioriteBook: Avvakum the Barefoot, by Monk Theodoretos the Hagiorite
Monk Theodoretos reveals to us the life of the saintly elder, Elder Avvakum of Mt Athos, who was for his fellow monastics and scores of pilgrims a symbol and example of Christian asceticism, simplicity and love.
Book: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian AnthropologyBook: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology
By Fr John Behr. Small, hardbound with 41 color plates. Rich theological food for meditation. Small enough to fit inside a purse. Excellent Christmas gift.

Book: Born to Hate Reborn to LoveBook: Born to Hate Reborn to Love
By Klaus Kenneth. This is a story for our generation--  a true story that brings comfort, reassurance and hope to a world immersed in confusion, rejection and despair.
Book: Crazy John, by Dionysios A. MakrisBook: Crazy John, by Dionysios A. Makris
The testimony of a miraculous life of a contemporary Fool-for-Christ living in the midst of the turmoil of our times is an inspiring confirmation that sanctity is attainable even today to all walks of life, and that Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
Book: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of SyriaBook: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of Syria
"St Isaac of Syria is acknowledged as one of the greatest spiritual writers in the Eastern orthodox tradition. His combination of penetrating insight and deeply felt compassion has appealed to generations of readers in the past. Now that he appears in an acessible English version, I believe that he will find a multitude of new readers." -- Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.
Book: Ecclesial Being: Contributions to Theological Dialogue, by Constantine B. ScouterisBook: Ecclesial Being: Contributions to Theological Dialogue, by Constantine B. Scouteris
In his Ecclesial Being, Professor Constantine Scouteris focuses most ably on the mystery of the human person in the context of the conciliarity of the Church. Dr Scouteris is Professor of Theology in the University of Athens and Adjunct Professor at the Theological School of the University of Balamand, Lebanon.
Book: Hidden and Triumphant: The True Story of Russian Icons and Iconographers in the 20th CenturyBook: Hidden and Triumphant: The True Story of Russian Icons and Iconographers in the 20th Century
During the darkest years of the Soviet Union, iconographers kept alive one of Russia's brightest lights-- the icon. Irina Yazykova tells the dramatic and beautiful story of the survival of icons and iconography during this period.
Book: Kindling the Divine Spark, St. Theophan the RecluseBook: Kindling the Divine Spark, St. Theophan the Recluse
The present volume by St. Theophan the Recluse examines many areas of spiritual life, including: how the heart is purified, inner suffering, spiritual zeal, how to train oneself to pray, and mystical union with the Lord. The chapters of this book are comprised of brief, self-contained, spiritually rich homilies delivered by St. Theophan to various convents within his diocese. St. Theophan had the exceptional gift of being able to encourage all, no matter where they were on the spiritual path.
Book: Letters to a Beginner: On Giving One's Life to God, by Abbess Thaisia of LeushinoBook: Letters to a Beginner: On Giving One's Life to God, by Abbess Thaisia of Leushino
Although these letters of Abbess Thaisia (+1915) were written for monastics, the spiritual principles in them can be applied, with discernment, to the lives of all Christian strugglers-- both monastic and lay-- leading them into closer communion with God through a deepened experience of prayer, an advancement in virtue, and a more diligent practice of the commandments of Christ.
Book: Little Russian Philokalia, Vol. II: Abbot Nazarius
Here are contained the otherworldy yet practical counsels of our spiritual forefather, showing us the way of repentance, inward purification, and salvation in Christ. Published by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood.
Book: Little Russian Philokalia: Vol. I: St. SeraphimBook: Little Russian Philokalia: Vol. I: St. Seraphim
This "Little Russian Philokalia" is a new collection of ascetic texts drawn from Russian sources, chiefly of the 18th through 20th centuries. The first volume is devoted to St. Seraphim of Sarov (1756-1833), one of Russia's best loved saints, a heavenly man overflowing with Christ-like love, to whom the mysteries of the other world were open. His amazing and supernatural conversation with Motovilov is included in this volume.
Book: Mastering the Art of Marriage- Staying Together When the World Pulls You ApartBook: Mastering the Art of Marriage- Staying Together When the World Pulls You Apart
How do you get from "I do" to "happily ever after"? It can be done, even in today s divorce-torn society. But marriage is no fairy tale it takes unselfish love, total commitment, a realistic attitude, and a lot of hard work. 
Book: Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ's BirthBook: Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ's Birth
Book: Orthodox Alaska: A Theology of Mission, by Michael OleksaBook: Orthodox Alaska: A Theology of Mission, by Michael Oleksa
In 1794, the first Orthodox missionary monks arrived at Kodiak to fond what they believed would be an indigenous Orthodox Church in the New World. They recognized as integral to their mission the defense of Native people who were being abused, exploited and enslaved by an unjust regime. The mission understood its function in cosmic terms: to sanctify, here and now, this land, these people, and bring them to the unity-in-love which is the goal of authentic Christian mission.
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