The Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral Bookstore is one of the largest Orthodox bookstores on the West Coast. The bookstore has a large selection of books (both in English and Russian), crosses, icons, tapes, CDs, and other religious items for sale. The bookstore is open on Sundays after Liturgy, or by appointment Monday through Saturday.
Here You Will Find
Icons & Prints
Icons of Christ, the Theotokos (Mother of God), Major Feasts of the Church, Angels, and favorite Saints – a sample would be St. Seraphim, St. Nicholas, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Greatmartyr George, Blessed Xenia, St. Mary Magdalene, SS. Irene, Barbara, Sergius of Radonezh, Silouan of Athos, several of the New American Saints, icon cards, greenbriar bronze icons, dyptichs and tryptichs, medallion icons, etc.
Wall crosses (both carved and iconographic), 14K gold & silver baptismal crosses, inexpensive neck crosses, children’s crosses, blessing crosses (wooden iconographic).
Both traditional and stick incense, charcoal, standing censers for home use.
Hanging and standing lampadas, oil (rose scented), wicks, wick floats, votive glass, votive candles, viking glass.
CDs & Videos
Videos and CD-ROM’s, tapes and CD’s of liturgical music in both English and Slavonic.
Including prayer ropes, postcards, wooden eggs, icon pins, wedding candles, and many more…
In English we have books on:
The Church in Russia
Writing of the Church Fathers (Patristics)
The Church Year (including materials for Great Lent, Nativity Lent, Paschal Season, Pentecost)
Iconography/Iconology (including some large format books of icon prints in full color)
The Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) of Baptism, Confession, Marriage
The Liturgical Services – Prayerbooks, Psalters, The Octoechos, Horologions, explanations of all aspects of the daily, weekly and yearly cycle of the liturgical life of the Church
The Orthodox Life
Philosophical and Ethical issues including
Bioethics, Ecology, Religion and Health; Suffering, Grief and Dying, Pastoral Care Mission
Women in the Church
Lives and Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Lives of the Saints (both anthologies and individual saints)
Reading to Nourish the Spiritual Life
Lenten and Ethnic Cookbooks
Children Books including
Prayerbooks, Bible Stories, coloring books, Lives of the Saints, Russian Folk Stories in English, good “Bedtime Stories”, stickerbooks
In Russian we have books on:
Prayerbooks (Slavonic and Russian)
Church Service books
St. Theophan the Recluse (works of)
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Explanation of the Divine Liturgy, The Liturgical Life, Confession
Lives of the Saints
Catechisms – The Law of God
Church stories from classical literature
Church music CDs from Russia in Church Slavonic
And many more (around 3000 titles)