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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. 


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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 Vespers of PentecostBook: The Vespers of Pentecost
Book: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyBook: The Vision of God, by Vladimir LosskyPrice includes shipping.
Book: The Winter PaschaBook: The Winter Pascha
Forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Fr. Thomas Hopko.
Book: The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and MothersBook: The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and MothersThis volume contains the stories, teachings, and collected sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, including Athanasius' famous The Life of St. Antony and St. Jerome's The Life of Paul the Hermit.
Book: Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow WellsBook: Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells
Book: Thoughts for Each Day of the Year according to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of GodBook: Thoughts for Each Day of the Year according to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of Godby St. Theophan the Recluse. Translated from the Russian by Lisa Marie Baranov. Short writings on the daily readings (or Feast) arranged chronologically. Excellent food for thought on a daily basis, each one being one page or less. Scriptural and topical index. 307 pages, softcover.
Book: Three Treatises on the Divine Images, St John of DamascusBook: Three Treatises on the Divine Images, St John of DamascusIs all Christian art fundamentally blasphemous? ... The resounding answer 'no' from John of Damascus helped to secure the future of art in the service of Christ.
Book: Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and LifeBook: Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life
Book: Touching Heaven: Discovering Orthodox Christianity on the Island of ValaamBook: Touching Heaven: Discovering Orthodox Christianity on the Island of Valaam

"Touching Heaven is a lovely book, quiet and contemplative, and full of peaceful revelations."

-Frederica Matthewes-Green

Book: Traveling Companions: Walking with the Saints of the ChurchBook: Traveling Companions: Walking with the Saints of the Church
Book: Walking with MosesBook: Walking with MosesWalking with Moses: Forty Lessons from the Life of the Lawgiver
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: Why Did She Cry? The Story of the Weeping MadonnaBook: Why Did She Cry? The Story of the Weeping Madonna
Book: Wisdom for Today from the Early Church: A Foundational StudyBook: Wisdom for Today from the Early Church: A Foundational Study
Book: Women and Men in the Early ChurchBook: Women and Men in the Early ChurchWomen and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom
Book: Words to Live ByBook: Words to Live ByWords To Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism
CD: Rejoice! Hymns to the Virgin MaryCD: Rejoice! Hymns to the Virgin Mary
CD: Stabat MaterCD: Stabat Mater
Children's Book: A Child's Guide to the Divine LiturgyChildren's Book: A Child's Guide to the Divine Liturgy
Children's Book: A Visit to the MonasteryChildren's Book: A Visit to the Monastery
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