Chapel Furnishings & Icons

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For the New Chapel


A few items are still available.
The monastery chapel is its final stages of construction. We hope that the icons and other items listed in this catalog can be in place in time for the consecration of the chapel which is now set for May 2017. This is your opportunity to donate an item to furnish our chapel--either individually or as part of a group. If you like, you may do this as a memorial for the departed of in honor of the living. Simply sponsor your item then send a message of whom you would like to commemorate to sbmonastery@gmail.com.
Sketch of Iconostas with Icons Numbered.
All icons for the iconostas have been sponsored. Thank you!

We encourage individuals to sponsor larger items together with their church group.
Many thanks to all who have already contributed to beautifying the chapel and its grounds!
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All-Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & CalendulaAll-Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & CalendulaThis mild beeswax lip balm made by the sisters features all natural ingredients including shea butter, sweet almond oil and our homegrown lavender and calendula (aka pot marigold). 
Book: A Collection of Letters to NunsBook: A Collection of Letters to Nuns
Highly recommended. Peek into the heart and soul of one of the most revered elders of the famed Optina Monastery by reading his letters--chock full of spiritual wisdom.
Book: A Layman in the DesertBook: A Layman in the Desert"Working with the Conferences of St. John Cassian, Opperwall constructs a kind of relationship handbook that shows us how the desert saints of old can help us build healthy, Christ-centered relationships with our spouses, children, friends, and co-workers."
Book: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer, by Metropolitan HierotheosBook: A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer, by Metropolitan Hierotheos
A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain is a book which brings to light the quintessence of Orthodox spiritual life: the Jesus prayer or prayer of the heart and how it can be practised by both monks/ nuns and lay people. The reader enjoys the simple presentation of the teachings of the Church on the Jesus prayer, through the authentic experience of an Athonite hermit. This book has been a classic in Greece since its first publication in 1991.
Book: A Spiritual Psalter, by St. Ephraim the SyrianBook: A Spiritual Psalter, by St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter, or Reflections on God, excerpted by Bishop Theophan the Recluse from the works of our Holy Father Ephraim the Syrian.
Book: Beauty for AshesBook: Beauty for AshesHighly recommended book written by a good friend of St. Barbara Monastery.
Book: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian AnthropologyBook: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology
By Fr John Behr. Small, hardbound with 41 color plates. Rich theological food for meditation. Small enough to fit inside a purse. Excellent Christmas gift.

Book: Courage to Pray by Anthony BloomBook: Courage to Pray by Anthony Bloom
Book: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of SyriaBook: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of Syria
"St Isaac of Syria is acknowledged as one of the greatest spiritual writers in the Eastern orthodox tradition. His combination of penetrating insight and deeply felt compassion has appealed to generations of readers in the past. Now that he appears in an acessible English version, I believe that he will find a multitude of new readers." -- Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.
Book: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsBook: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsEssential reading for any Christian who desires to profit spiritually from the wisdom of the desert fathers.
Book: Elder Anthony of OptinaBook: Elder Anthony of Optina
"Enduring terrible hardship and excruciating physical ailments, Elder Anthony acquired perfect spiritual freedom through the careful guarding of his soul and the humble acceptance of God's providence....The reader is involuntarily drawn into the quiet, restful atmosphere of Elder Anthony's beautiful soul, learning there the meaning of the lofty virtue of humble-mindedness." -- excerpt
Book: Entering the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan HierotheosBook: Entering the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hierotheos
Book: Kimmy Tang's Asian-Fusion Lenten CuisineBook: Kimmy Tang's Asian-Fusion Lenten Cuisine
Book: The World of the Desert FathersBook: The World of the Desert FathersA slim volume packed with ancient Christian wisdom.
Children's Book: Capers and HarryChildren's Book: Capers and HarryWritten by Mother Melania & illustrated by Cayce Kruse.
Children's Book: Greedy the CrowChildren's Book: Greedy the CrowWritten by Mother Melania & illustrated by Cayce Kruse. 
Children's Book: Mimi the MynahChildren's Book: Mimi the MynahWritten by Mother Melania & illustrated by Cayce Kruse.
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.
Christmas Cards: Removable Keepsake Icon, packet of 10Christmas Cards: Removable Keepsake Icon, packet of 10
Pack of 10 cards with removable keepsake icon. Designed and made by the sisters.

Outside: Christ is born!
Inside: Glorify Him!
Sponsor a Belfry/ Frame for Russian Church Bells- AVAILABLESponsor a Belfry/ Frame for Russian Church Bells- AVAILABLE
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