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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Children's Book: H is for HolyChildren's Book: H is for HolyH Is for Holy: An Orthodox Christian Alphabet
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: 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 Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God -- Coloring BookChildren's Book: The Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God -- Coloring Book
Children's Book: When God Made YouChildren's Book: When God Made YouWhen God Made You is a heartwarming story that speaks to readers of all ages. Snuggle up with your little ones and read along as they discover their importance and uniqueness to God and how He made each and every one of us. Each spread features a child from a different part of the world and how God made them and blessed each of them.
Children's Books by Mother MelaniaChildren's Books by Mother Melania
CLEARANCE Book: A Vanquished HopeCLEARANCE Book: A Vanquished HopeA Vanquished Hope: The Movement for Church Renewal in Russia, 1905-1906
CLEARANCE Book: The Feasts of the LordCLEARANCE Book: The Feasts of the LordThe feasts of the Lord: An introduction to the twelve feasts and Orthodox Christology
CLEARANCE Book: The Nicene FaithCLEARANCE Book: The Nicene Faith
...An academic study of the highest caliber. Believing Christians, who can never know enough about the Nicene Faith, will be deeply grateful for this excellent book.

-- Fr Thomas Hopko,
Dean Emeritus, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

CLEARANCE Book: When Hearts Become FlameCLEARANCE Book: 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

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.
Lavender: Trio of Essential Oils- Three 5ml bottles of 100% pure monastery oilsLavender: Trio of Essential Oils-  Three 5ml bottles of 100% pure monastery oils
Relaxing, soothing, aromatherapeutic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, analgesic, antimicrobial, prevents and heals mosquito bites. Calming for hyper children, overactive pets and excitable adults. Keep one in your purse, in your car or by your bedside. (Do not apply to burn wounds)
Trio of Monastery Beeswax Lip Balm: Lavender & CalendulaTrio of Monastery Beeswax Lip Balm: Lavender & CalendulaMade by the sisters with home grown lavender and calendula, stock up on this lovely all-natural beeswax lip balm for Christmas stocking stuffers or birthday gifts.
Young Adult Book: Letters to Saint LydiaYoung Adult Book: Letters to Saint Lydia
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