Books & Gifts

We hope you enjoy the offerings of our online bookstore and giftshop! Items are continuously being added, so check back frequently. 

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Due to space limitations, we cannot list our entire (extensive) inventory online, although we are constantly rotating books in and out. Please email us to request a complete list or call us at (805)921-1563 to ask about what you are looking for.

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Quartet of Lavender Sachets
Quartet of Lavender Sachets
Four sachets are better than one...especially when discounted!
Akathist to the Righteous Joachim and Anna for Blessed Married LifeAkathist to the Righteous Joachim and Anna for Blessed Married LifeThis publication is offered in our Series so as to invoke the wonderful intercession of these righteous Ancestors of God; as an aid for those desiring to overcome childlessness; and for the strengthening of the marriage bond.
All-Natural Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 5 mlAll-Natural Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 5 ml5 ml bottle of the highest quality lavender essential oil from the  fields of St. Barbara Monastery. Hand picked lavender, steam distilled and bottled by the sisters. Keep one in your medicine cabinet and one in your purse or pocket for quick stress relief!
Book: 101 Orthodox SaintsBook: 101 Orthodox SaintsWritten for children and those with a childlike curiosity, this visual encyclopedia will enhance your family’s understanding and celebration of the saints of the Church. Each page is filled with illustrations, icons, graphics, and fascinating facts about the martyrs, monks, and mothers who boldly lived out their Faith to the glory of God.
Book: A Commentary on the Divine LiturgyBook: A Commentary on the Divine Liturgy
Book: A Layman in the Desert: Monastic Wisdom for a Life in the WorldBook: A Layman in the Desert: Monastic Wisdom for a Life in the WorldDr Daniel G. Opperwall is a husband, a father, and a layman. He teaches theology, patristics, and history at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Book: A Long Walk with MaryBook: A Long Walk with Mary

A Long Walk with Mary: A Personal Search for the Mother of God

Book: A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for TodayBook: A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for TodayJames R. Payton, Jr., is Professor of History at Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario), where he teaches Eastern European history, Orthodoxy, and Patristics. He taught a course on Orthodoxy in Osijek, Croatia, and gave presentations on Orthodoxy and its role in the 21st century in Ukraine, Russia, England, and North America; several of these presentations have appeared as articles in scholarly journals or chapters in books. Dr. Payton taught a patristics course in Zagreb, Croatia, and presented conference papers on Maximus Confessor and John of Damascus (both published in scholarly journals). He also published articles on Gregory of Nyssa and Irenaeus. He authored Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition (2007) and Irenaeus on the Christian Faith (2011).
Book: Acquiring the Mind of ChristBook: Acquiring the Mind of ChristFr. Archimandrite Sergius serves as the 16th Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. He teaches at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and has traveled extensively for the Monastery and Seminary giving talks and retreats.
Book: Ages of the Spiritual LifeBook: Ages of the Spiritual LifePaul Evdokimov (1902-1970) was a professor at St Sergius Theological Institute in Paris, Director of the Center of Orthodox Studies and served as the Director of the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Geneva. He has been appropriately called a theological bridge between East and West because he brings patristic insights to bear upon modern situations.
Book: All the Fulness of GodBook: All the Fulness of God
Book: Arise, O God!Book: Arise, O God!

Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death

Book: Bearing God: The Life and Works of St. IgnatiusBook: Bearing God: The Life and Works of St. Ignatius
Book: Beauty for AshesBook: Beauty for AshesHighly recommended book written by a good friend of St. Barbara Monastery.
Book: Bread and Water, Wine and OilBook: Bread and Water, Wine and Oil
Book: Cancer, My LoveBook: Cancer, My Love[Mioara] found what it means, at the deepest level, to love and be loved by others and by God. Ultimately, hers is a story not only of growth but of indomitable joy and triumph.
Book: Catholicity and the ChurchBook: Catholicity and the Church
Book: Children in the Church Today: An Orthodox PerspectiveBook: Children in the Church Today: An Orthodox PerspectiveSister Magdalen's major emphasis is that "if children are conceived, born, and brought up surrounded by prayer and love, they will grow up as spiritual persons and thus fulfill their human vocation."
Book: Christ and the ChurchBook: Christ and the ChurchThe popular notion of a "churchless Christianity"--of peaceably praying alone with the Savior in the confines of one's own sacred space--forces the question: Do we need the Church, its complicated dogmas, canons, services and the ongoing struggle to defend the faith against schism?
Book: Christ is in our MidstBook: Christ is in our Midst

Christ is in Our Midst: Letters From a Russian Monk

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