Books & Gifts

We hope you enjoy the offerings of our online 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!


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!
33 knot prayer rope (wool)33 knot prayer rope (wool)"The rope keeps the mind on the prayer, and the prayer keeps the mind on the Lord."
Akathist to Jesus, Light to Those in DarknessAkathist to Jesus, Light to Those in Darkness
Akathist to the Mother of God "Healer of Cancer"Akathist to the Mother of God "Healer of Cancer" This is a completely new edition of the Akathist to the renowned Icon of the Mother of God "Pantanassa" or "Queen of All," an Athonite miracle-working icon.

Rejoice, O Queen of All, who dost heal our infirmities by Thy grace!
Akathist to the Mother of God "Nurturer of Children"Akathist to the Mother of God "Nurturer of Children"

A sweet, yet powerful, prayer service for anyone who desires to pray for a son, daughter, or godchild. The prayer is an offering to the Mother of God to raise these young ones (by name) to be worthy heirs of Christ's kingdom. Prepared by St. Paisius Monastery 

All-Natural Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 15 mlAll-Natural Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 15 ml
Half ounce bottles of the highest quality lavender essential oil from the  fields of St. Barbara Monastery. Keep a bottle in your medicine cabinet and one in your purse or pocket for quick stress relief!
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: A Collection of Letters to NunsBook: A Collection of Letters to NunsOriginally published in Russian in 1910, this volume is made up of 382 letters of spiritual counsel by the Optina Elder Hieroschemamonk Anatoly (Zertsalov) to nuns. These letters, while originally addressed to nuns, can be applied with profit to all Christians, both monastic and lay. Written in a tone that is both firm and tender, they are the words of a caring father for his spiritual children. Includes the life of St. Anatoly, a glossary, an index of topics, and a table of letters.
Book: A Daily Calendar of SaintsBook: A Daily Calendar of Saints
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 Metaphysics of LoveBook: A Metaphysics of Love
Book: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus PrayerBook: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer
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 Pocket Prayer Book for Orthodox ChristiansBook: A Pocket Prayer Book for Orthodox ChristiansKnown affectionately as the "Little Red Book," this prayerbook has been a classic for over 40 years.
Book: A Voice Crying in the DesertBook: A Voice Crying in the Desert
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 Life, by Paul EvdokimovBook: Ages of the Spiritual Life, by Paul EvdokimovPaul 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: Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German ResistanceBook: Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German ResistanceAs Alexander languished in prison, his inner peace unfolded further, contrasting sharply with the mood expressed in letters he had written during the winter prior to his arrest, complaining that “bleakness and sadness have become my constant companions,” and that “dreadful disquiet is the prevailing characteristic of my life,” with no respite of calm. 

--from the book


Book: An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox ChristianityBook: An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox ChristianityFr. Andrew Damick has written a beautiful, humble, and profound book on the mystery of God’s love for mankind. It is beautiful because the author is introducing the reader to the Beautiful One. It is humble because Fr. Andrew has no interest in conveying his own ideas or philosophies—only the True Faith as passed down from Christ and His Apostles from generation to generation. It is profound because it is a clear and prayerful exposition of pristine Christianity. 
Book: An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian ChurchesBook: An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian Churches
Book: Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Last Knight of the HeavensBook: Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Last Knight of the HeavensThrough the fiction-like life and work of Saint Exupery we will travel to France at the dawn of the 20th century, experience the birth and heroic epoch of aviation, two destructive world wars, revolutions and discoveries that radically changed the world, and finally, his supreme dedication to duty and sacrifice for the country and his civilization's ideals.
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