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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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Book: Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Volumes I - IIIBook: Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Volumes I - IIIVolume I: The Beginning of the Gospel
Volume II: The Sermon on the Mount
Volume III: The Miracles of Jesus
Book: John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to TheologyBook: John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology
Book: Journey to the KingdomBook: Journey to the Kingdom

The Orthodox Liturgy is not just an act of worship, but a potentially life-changing journey.

Book: Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and InquirersBook: Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and Inquirers
I'm always on the lookout for the most helpful book for the many inquirers into Orthodox Christianity that come through my church's door. Fr. Michael's new book is an excellent resource in that it is creative, Biblical, Orthodox, well-argued, and a joy to read. If you take the Bible seriously, are interested in Orthodoxy and how it compares to other Christian groups, you need this book.
-Fr. Noah Bushelli, Pastor, St. Philip Orthodox Church, Souderton, PA
Book: Lectures on the Christian SacramentsBook: Lectures on the Christian Sacraments
Book: Let Us Attend, A Journey through the Orthodox Divine LiturgyBook: Let Us Attend, A Journey through the Orthodox Divine Liturgyby Archpriest Lawrence Farley. 100 pages. Conciliar Press. Gain a fuller understanding of the Orthodox Liturgy; sink deeper into the experience of worshipping the All-Holy and Life-giving Trinity. 
Book: Letters from the DesertBook: Letters from the DesertIn the East, one sought out an elder, an Old Man (a geron in Greek or an abba, the Coptic word) as a spiritual director, and this was the chief role of monastic community to the surrounding community. These letters of the two Old Men were written to hermits, to monks in the community, to those in the choir, to priests, and to lay persons. Some were intended for advanced instruction, while others were intended for novices, according to the capacity of the inquirer.
Book: Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on PrayerBook: Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on PrayerLetters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer: Reflections on the Intimate Dialogue between Man and God

By CS Lewis
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: Liturgy and Tradition: The Theological Reflections of Alexander SchmemannBook: Liturgy and Tradition: The Theological Reflections of Alexander SchmemannFather Alexander Schmemann (+ 1983) was a prolific writer, brilliant lecturer, and dedicated pastor. Former dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, his insight into contemporary culture and liturgical celebration left an indelible mark on the Christian community worldwide.
Book: Man and the God-ManBook: Man and the God-Man
Book: Marriage and Virginity according to St. John ChrysostomBook: Marriage and Virginity according to St. John ChrysostomSaint John Chrysostom still speaks, today even louder than in the fourth century. Not all will wish to hear him, as not all wished to hear him then.... But those who have humility will find in him an able instructor, and will find a place of confidence in these confusing times. He radiates amidst the Holy Fathers of the Church as the great defender and sanctifier of the Christian home and city. Adherence to his teaching has produced innumerable saints in the Church, spiritually born both in the monastery and in the Christian home, and is capable of producing the same today. 

from the Afterword by Fr. Josiah Trenham
Book: Marriage: An Orthodox PerspectiveBook: Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective
It is impossible to understand either the New Testament doctrine on marriage, or the very consistent practice of the Orthodox Church without seeing Christian marriage in the context of the Eucharist... The very notion of marriage as a sacrament presupposed that a man is not only a being with physiological, psychological, and social functions, but that he is a citizen of God's Kingdom, i.e., that his entire life, and especially its most decisive moments, involve eternal values and God Himself.

John Meyendorff

Book: Mary, Worthy of All PraiseBook: Mary, Worthy of All Praise
Book: On Christian Doctrine and PracticeBook: On Christian Doctrine and Practice

On Christian Doctrine and Practice: St. Basil the Great

Book: On God and ChristBook: On God and Christ
Book: On Pascha, Melito of SardisBook: On Pascha, Melito of Sardis
Book: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyBook: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyA collection of articles on prayer and the spiritual life, together with some of the author's own prayers. A moving testimony to the relevance of Christ, who, for Archimandrite Sophrony, is "all, and in all, the beginning and the ending" of all things (cf. Col 3:11; Rev 1:8).
Book: On the Holy IconsBook: On the Holy IconsTo St Theodore the Studite, writing in the midst of the iconoclastic controversy of the eighth and ninth centuries, it was clear that iconoclasm is a serious heresy, which alienates its followers from God as much as any other heresy.
Book: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusBook: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusOn the Incarnation contains the reflections of Athanasius of Alexandria, upon the subjects of Christ, His purpose on Earth, and the nature of the Holy Spirit. 
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