Monastic crafted candles, incense, and woodshop items.

Cobleskill, New York

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About StJohnsMonastery

Sales 5,180
On Etsy since 2018

What is so good or so joyous as for brethren to dwell together in unity. (Psalm 133:1)

Our Monastic Community struggles to preserve the authentic tradition of Athonite monasticism - a life of repentance, and obedience. Our obediences (daily work) are accompanied by continual prayer, and the motivation to please God through our small labors. We hope you enjoy our products and experience the blessedness of the Monastic way of life.

Shop members

  • Abbot


    I direct the Monastery

  • Father Joachim


    With the Elder's blessing I make the combs.

  • Father Sergius


    I make the tealights and the candles. I also do some work in the woodshop.

  • Father Benedict


    I split my time between the candle shop and the woodshop. I'm working on carving some tealight holders right now

  • Fr. Innocent

    Designer, Maker, Shipper

    I make and design the tealights holders and help run the Etsy store.

  • Father Juvenaly

    Photographer, Maker

    I take the photos for the store, and work in the Icon Studio

Production partners

  • Hermitage of the Holy Cross

    Wayne, WV

    This is another nearby hermitage that produces incense for our Monastery.

  • Laureen Alford - Wiregrass Farm Soaps

    GA, United States

    Laureen Kelly is one of our parishioners in Georgia who makes high quality Artisan Soap.

  • Nun Justin of St Xenia's Hermitage

    Clearlake, CA

    Mother Justina is in our monastic community here in America. She makes beautiful wrist prayer rope using the highest quality materials available.

  • Made by Nuns


    Nuns in a monastery in Greece make this prayer rope for us.

  • A Print Shop

    Liberty, TN

    They put the calendar together for us.

  • The Cen­ter for Tra­di­tion­al­ist Ortho­dox Stud­ies

    Etna, CA

    Maker of fine Orthodox Publications

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Last updated on Nov 1, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we do custom and personalized orders. We charge a fee for custom orders. This fee varies based on the size of the order. $20 minimum fee per custom order.

Wholesale availability

We do have items available for wholesale. Message us for details.