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: Toward a Eucharistic Vision of Church, Family, Marriage & SexBook: Toward a Eucharistic Vision of Church, Family, Marriage & Sex

THE AUTHOR describes this work as “an ‘apologetic’ essay that aims to ground sex and marriage in the Church’s understanding of the Eucharist.'” Sex and Eucharist in one essay?! Certainly, no other topics could seem more divergent, even opposed, yet LeMasters claims to see sex—and all aspects of human relationships—as essentially revealed and fulfilled in the Church gathered around Christ’s table. “What has sometimes been neglected in discussions of the Eucharist,” he says, “is its moral import for the daily lives of believers. Theologians have been long on the sacrament’s doctrine and liturgy, but what does the celebration of the Eucharist say about and require of those who take it?” Writing as an Orthodox Christian w

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: Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian FaithBook: Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian FaithTurning East is a collection of autobiographical essays in which sixteen philosophers describe their personal journeys to the Orthodox Church, explain their reasons for becoming Orthodox Christians, and offer a sense of how their conversions have changed their lives.
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: We Shall See Him As He Is, by Archimandrite SophronyBook: We Shall See Him As He Is, by Archimandrite Sophrony
"Now at the close of my life I have decided to talk to my brethren of things I would not have ventured to utter earlier, counting it unseemly..." Thus wrote Archimandrite Sophrony, then ninety-two years old, in We Shall See Him As He Is, his spiritual autobiography. In this book, Fr. Sophrony, one of the most beloved Orthodox Christian elders of our times revealed to the world his own experience of union with God, and the path to that union.
Book: When Hearts Become Flame, by Dcn. Stephen MuseBook: When Hearts Become Flame, by Dcn. Stephen Muse

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: Wise LivesBook: Wise LivesWise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach
Book: Witness to the World, by Fr. John MeyendorffBook: Witness to the World, by Fr. John MeyendorffJohn Meyendorff was a leading theologian of the Orthodox Church of America as well as a writer and teacher. He served as the dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in the United States until June 30, 1992.
CD: Sing to the Lord a new song!CD: Sing to the Lord a new song!Fresh compositions of liturgical and non-liturgical music by St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, Santa Barbara CA. Highly recommended.
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: Saint George & the DragonChildren's Book: Saint George & the Dragonby Jim Forest and illustrated by Vladislav Andrejev. A beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of St George for contemporary readers, illustrated in traditional iconographic style. Using iconographic images, this book carries us into a world of dragons and heroes, and of courageous, overcoming love.
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: The Monk Who Grew PrayerChildren's Book: The Monk Who Grew PrayerThis delightful, beautifully illustrated book teaches children that no matter what they are doing, or what hour of the day it is, they too, can pray. 
Children's Books by Mother MelaniaChildren's Books by Mother MelaniaMost of Mother Melania's books are in verse, except for the Fireduck series.
Children's Chapter Book: Keeper of the LightChildren's Chapter Book: Keeper of the LightThe road to sainthood takes a lifetime to travel. . . . 
Honey: AvocadoHoney: Avocado1st place blue ribbon at the Ventura County Fair. 100% raw, natural, gourmet-quality honey from local bees in Ventura County. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: CloverHoney: CloverA deliciously light honey. 100% raw, natural, gourmet-quality honey produced by busy bees in Montana. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: SageHoney: SageA beekeeper's delight and a favorite at the fairs! Sage honey is a mild 1st place award-winning honey. Available in 1 lb jars.
Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 15 mlLavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 15 ml
Half ounce bottles of the highest quality lavender essential oil from the  fields of St. Barbara Monastery. Keep a bottle in your medicine cabinet and one in your purse or pocket for quick stress relief!
Lavender Essential Oil 100% Pure 5 mlLavender 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!
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