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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Quartet of Lavender Sachets
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 & CalendulaThis mild beeswax lip balm made by the sisters features all natural ingredients including shea butter, sweet almond oil and our homegrown lavender and calendula (aka pot marigold). 
Altar Gospel Book-SPONSOREDAltar Gospel Book-SPONSORED
Analogia (Icon stands)- SPONSORED
Bench (outdoor use) - SPONSORED
Bishop's Chair- SPONSORED
Blessing Cross- SPONSOREDBlessing Cross- SPONSORED
Book: A Collection of Letters to NunsBook: A Collection of Letters to Nuns
Highly recommended. Peek into the heart and soul of one of the most revered elders of the famed Optina Monastery by reading his letters--chock full of spiritual wisdom.
Book: A Layman in the DesertBook: A Layman in the Desert"Working with the Conferences of St. John Cassian, Opperwall constructs a kind of relationship handbook that shows us how the desert saints of old can help us build healthy, Christ-centered relationships with our spouses, children, friends, and co-workers."
Book: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer, by Metropolitan HierotheosBook: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer, by Metropolitan Hierotheos
A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain is a book which brings to light the quintessence of Orthodox spiritual life: the Jesus prayer or prayer of the heart and how it can be practised by both monks/ nuns and lay people. The reader enjoys the simple presentation of the teachings of the Church on the Jesus prayer, through the authentic experience of an Athonite hermit. This book has been a classic in Greece since its first publication in 1991.
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: 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: Beauty for AshesBook: Beauty for AshesHighly recommended book written by a good friend of St. Barbara Monastery.
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: Courage to Pray by Anthony BloomBook: Courage to Pray by Anthony Bloom
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: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsBook: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsEssential reading for any Christian who desires to profit spiritually from the wisdom of the desert fathers.
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.
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