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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Akathist to St Luke, the Blessed SurgeonAkathist to St Luke, the Blessed Surgeon
Akathist to Sts. Peter and Fevronia, Protectors of Orthodox MarriageAkathist to Sts. Peter and Fevronia, Protectors of Orthodox Marriage
Akathist to the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts"Akathist to the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts"Everywhere, the icon is received with joy and hope. Multitudes of people come to venerate the holy icon and to ask for healing from bodily illnesses (including cancer), for consolation in sorrows and afflictions of life, for the softening of their own hearts and those of their neighbors, for help and support for their spirits and souls. All those who turn to the Mother of God in prayer before the icon sense an easing of spiritual and physical suffering. They begin to recognize that when they pray for their enemies before the icon, their feelings of enmity are softened, and that strife and hatred abate, giving way to kindness.
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: 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 Commentary on the Divine LiturgyBook: A Commentary on the Divine Liturgy
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: A Song in the Furnace: The Message of the Book of DanielBook: A Song in the Furnace: The Message of the Book of DanielLike Daniel, we also live in Babylon, awaiting its apocalyptic fall, and like Daniel’s three holy and youthful friends, we also increasingly stand face to face with Nebuchadnezzar as he demands our cultural submission to an alien ideology. . . . This then is the urgent message of the Book of Daniel. As we stand before the powers of the age and hear the demand for cultural assimilation and surrender to secularism, we must make our own the words of the three young men to the king as the furnace of fury burned before them.
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: All the Fulness of GodBook: All the Fulness of God
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 Reading the ApocalypseBook: An Introduction to Reading the Apocalypse
Book: Apostle to the PlainsBook: Apostle to the Plains

Apostle to the Plains: The Life of Father Nicola Yanney

Book: Arise, O God!Book: Arise, O God!

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

Book: Ascetic Discourses of Abba IsaiahBook: Ascetic Discourses of Abba Isaiah
The illuminating introduction to the translation of these twenty-nine monastic discourses written in the mid-fifth century explores scholarly issues . . . this volume is a model for showing how to make a book user-friendly . . . Until this translation appeared, we had only a bit of Abba Isaiah in English (in the translation of the Philokalia), so this work is a welcome addition, made all the more welcome because of the readable translation and useful apparatus.
Cistercian Studies Quarterly
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
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