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!


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: The Orthodox Liturgy, by Hugh WybrewBook: The Orthodox Liturgy, by Hugh Wybrew'We have long needed such an introduction. Clear yet detailed, sympathetic yet not uncritical, The Orthodox Liturgy will be of great value to Christian, whether western or eastern' --Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

'[The Orthodox Liturgy] is solidly based on sound scholarship . . . written in a non-technical way which will be accessible to anyone who is interested in the history of Christian worship' --Church Times
Book: The Orthodox Pastor: A Guide to Pastoral TheologyBook: The Orthodox Pastor: A Guide to Pastoral TheologyArchbishop JOHN Shahovskoy (1902-1989), former dean of St Vladimir's Seminary, was a prolific writer, religion broadcaster, and witness to the Orthodox faith in ecumenical work. He was renowned for his spiritual clarity, goodwill, and prayerful insight.
Book: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Scripture and TraditionBook: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Scripture and TraditionBy Dr. Christopher Veniamin, a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex.
Book: The Orthodox Way, by Metropolitan KallistosBook: The Orthodox Way, by Metropolitan Kallistos

An excellent companion to Bishop Kallistos's book The Orthodox Church, this book discusses the spiritual life of the Christian and sets forth basic issues of theology as a way of life for the follower of Christ.

Book: The Prayers of Saint Isaac the SyrianBook: The Prayers of Saint Isaac the SyrianA wonderfully organized prayer book featuring prayers by St. Isaac the Syrian, a 7th century saint of the Orthodox Church. Translated by Sebastian Brock and adapted to modern English by the Brotherhood of the Monastery of St. John.
Book: The Religion of the Russian People, by Pierre PascalBook: The Religion of the Russian People, by Pierre PascalA lively study of Russian popular religion in the period of the great nineteenth-century novels, the last days of the Empire and the advent of the Revolution. Explores the Russian people's deep attachment to ritual and tradition.
Book: The Rest of the Bible, by Theron MathisBook: The Rest of the Bible, by Theron Mathis
An engaging and well-written introduction to all of the lesser known and read books of the Bible: the Readables, as St. Athanasius called them. Acquaint yourself with these books of Holy Scripture that the early Church Fathers accepted as canonical and which were universally accepted for the first 1,500 years of Christianity.
Book: The Royal Passion-Bearers of Russia: Their Life and ServiceBook: The Royal Passion-Bearers of Russia: Their Life and ServicePrice includes shipping.
Book: The Scent of Holiness, by Constantina PalmerBook: The Scent of Holiness, by Constantina PalmerLessons from life in a women's monastery in Greece. Accessible and enjoyable.
Book: The Sign of the Cross: the gesture, the mystery, the historyBook: The Sign of the Cross: the gesture, the mystery, the history

“The book succeeds at translating the significance of the sign of the Cross into something personal and immediate.”

                                    -Publishers Weekly

Book: The Soul's Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical InterpretationBook: The Soul's Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical InterpretationUtilizing all that is valuable in historical-critical and related research, Dr. Mary Ford demonstrates with force and clarity just why biblical hermeneutics needs to return to the perspectives and methods of early Christian interpreters, particularly those of Eastern Church tradition. Since the late Middle Ages, biblical interpretation in Western Christianity has been largely guided by historical-critical methodology. Highly useful for questions of "Introduction" (the "who, what, when, where and why" of biblical writings), it has nevertheless led to a serious "reductionism," represented most flagrantly today by members of the "Jesus Seminar." The indispensable link between exegesis and spiritual life has been largely obscured, with the result that concern for the Gospel promise of salvation has been sub
Book: The Truth of our Faith, by Elder Cleopa VOLUMES 1 AND 2Book: The Truth of our Faith, by Elder Cleopa VOLUMES 1 AND 2

Discourses from Holy Scripture on the Tenets of Christian Orthodoxy

  • Includes a short biography of the elder and a scriptural index
  • Enriched with 29 photos & icons

2 volumes
Book: The Truth: What Every Roman Catholic Should Know about the Orthodox ChurchBook: The Truth: What Every Roman Catholic Should Know about the Orthodox ChurchClark Carlton is the best selling author of THE FAITH and THE WAY, the most popular and widely used Orthodox catechism series in the English language. Mr. Carlton is an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Tennessee Technical University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary as well as an MA in Early Christian Studies from Catholic University of America.
Book: The Watchful Mind: Teachings on the Prayer of the HeartBook: The Watchful Mind: Teachings on the Prayer of the Heart
Book: The Way, by Clark CarltonBook: The Way, by Clark Carlton
Archbishop DMITRI of Dallas:
"I recommend The Way to seekers of the truth, to Protestants or Roman Catholics who are trying to find their way to the Faith of the Apostles and to those Orthodox who have not fully understood why their Church makes the claims that it does."
Book: The Winter Pascha, by Fr Thomas HopkoBook: The Winter Pascha, by Fr Thomas Hopko
Forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Fr. Thomas Hopko.
Book: The World of the Desert FathersBook: The World of the Desert FathersA slim volume packed with ancient Christian wisdom.

These stories and sayings of the Desert Fathers, in a translation by Columba Stewart, give insights into a tradition where words have a resonance beyond their surface meaning. They are intended to lead the reader further along the way of Christ. Columba Stewart provides an introduction to each section to help us understand the world of the early monks.

Book: The Year of Grace of the LordBook: The Year of Grace of the LordThe Author:"A Monk of the Eastern Church" is the well-known pseudonym for Father Lev Gillet (1893-1980), who authored numerous volumes of biblical and spiritual reflections. United to the Orthodox Church in 1928, Father Lev Gillet was deeply imbued with Eastern monastic spirituality. In 1948 he was appointed chaplain to the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius, dedicated to the work of Christian unity.
Book: These Things We Believe: The Orthodox Defense of Reasonable Christian FaithBook: These Things We Believe: The Orthodox Defense of Reasonable Christian FaithHas God become irrelevant for the 21st Century? Is there anything left to believe in?
Book: These Truths We HoldBook: These Truths We HoldWritten by a monk of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery. These Truths We Hold is an extensive work, and is perhaps, one of the most complete English-language catechisms for those entering the Orthodox Faith or those who want to broaden their knowledge of what the Orthodox Church teaches. These Truths We Hold also makes a great group study book for the family or parish.
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