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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Book: Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied LifeBook: Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life
Book: Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac TraditionBook: Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition
Translated by Sebastian Brock. Excellent translation of the poems of the early Syriac tradition which explore the deeper spiritual meanings of the biblical text with great insight.
Book: Way of the Ascetics, by Tito CollianderBook: Way of the Ascetics, by Tito CollianderThe Author: Tito Colliander was born in St Petersburg, Russia, but lived most of his life in Helsinki, Finland, where he was an Orthodox layman and the author of several books in both the religious and secular fields.
Book: When Hearts Become FlameBook: When Hearts Become Flame

Dr. Muse shares insight and wisdom gained over the course of his life's journey as a pastor and psychotherapist trying to follow the Light wherever He leads. Some profound and very useful insights are found within these pages.

— Dr. Albert Rossi, Psychologist, St. Vladimir's Seminary

Book: When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-DisciplineBook: When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-Discipline

When You Fast: The Why and How of Christian Self-Discipline

Book: When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of PrayerBook: When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of PrayerYet, our Lord said, “Come to me, all of you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. My burden is easy and my yoke is light” (Matt. 11:30). The purpose of this book, then, is not to add to the burden, but to ease it by distilling the advice and experience of those who pray.
Book: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindBook: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindThe first great testament to the Spirit's divinity -showing how the Spirit creates and saves inseparably with the Father and the Son- is St. Athanasius' Letters to Serapion. Only a few years later, Didymus the Blind penned his own On the Holy Spirit, which is here translated into English for the first time. For Didymus, the Spirit transforms Christians by drawing them into the divine life itself, and must therefore be one with the Father and Son.
CD: Bless the Lord, O My SoulCD: Bless the Lord, O My SoulThe real power and beauty of Orthodox chant lies in its capacity to quiet the mind and the senses, to soften the heart, and, with the cooperation of our free will, to prepare the soul to receive the incarnate Word of God within itself.
Children's Book: A Child's Guide to PrayerChildren's Book: A Child's Guide to Prayer
Children's Book: Anthony, the GreatChildren's Book: Anthony, the GreatAbout the Author: Deacon John lives in New England with his wife, Kaleria, and his two children, Kiranna & Anthony. He attends and serves at St. Xenia Russian Orthodox Church in Methuen, MA. In his spare time, he can often be found napping, enjoying his family, or simply dreaming about dinosaurs. No dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this book.
Children's Book: Beautiful ChristmasChildren's Book: Beautiful Christmas
Children's Book: Beautiful ThingsChildren's Book: Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things: An Orthodox Coloring Book for Children

Children's Book: Celebrating the Twelve Days of ChristmasChildren's Book: Celebrating the Twelve Days of ChristmasBy Amanda Eve Wigglesworth. A family devotional in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. 
Children's Book: Laurel and the WindChildren's Book: Laurel and the Wind
About the Author: Gaelan Gilbert is a writer and teacher who has lived in California, Greece, Canada, and the American heartland. He received a PhD in English from the University of Victoria, BC, where he enjoyed studying alliterative dream-vision poems like Pearl and Piers Plowman. He has published academic scholarship in literary and theological studies, and also a collection of poems, One Is Found First.
Gaelan is the headmaster of Christ the Savior Academy in Wichita, KS, where he lives with his wife and family, and is a visiting professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of St. Katherine in San Diego, CA. Laurel and the Wind is his first children’s book, and it began as a bedtime story for his children. Although currently far from the sea, he sails whenever he can on a nearby lake in his daggerboard craft, Signy.
Children's Book: Lucia, Saint of LightChildren's Book: Lucia, Saint of LightHer feast day is December 13, traditionally the shortest day of the year -- or the day when the days stop shortening and the light begins to come back.
Children's Book: Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox SaintsChildren's Book: Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox Saints

About the Author:

Annalisa Boyd is mother to 6 and has fostered 25 children (so far). It is her desire for each child to be inspire

Children's Book: Spyridon's ShoesChildren's Book: Spyridon's Shoes
Take a short trip back in time to the Greek island of Corfu and discover the real reason for the mystery surrounding Spyridon's shoes.
Children's Book: The Broken WheelChildren's Book: The Broken Wheel

The Broken Wheel: The Triumph of Saint Katherine

Children's Book: The Cross and the StagChildren's Book: The Cross and the Stag
He lost his wealth.
He lost his family.
He lost his station.
He endured it all, to gain everything.
Roman Commander Placidas was a man of great power and influence. He and his family wanted for little, yet he knew there had to be more to life. Once baptized into the Christian faith as Eustathius, he faced trials beyond anything he had ever experienced on the battlefield.
Children's Book: The Story of Mary, the Mother of GodChildren's Book: The Story of Mary, the Mother of God
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