Resources


  • Crosses, Statues, Candlesticks, and other Furnishings for a Home Chapel
    • Infant of Prague - In my opinion, if you are going to get a statuette of the Infant of Prague, get it from the shrine in Prague.  These are beautiful and they have the alternating robes/etc as well.
    • Stemper's Consignment - There are lots of consignment pages that will sell you used dirty... stuff.  Stemper's keeps its selection well-curated and offers to do replating, etc.
    • Classical Church Goods - One of our local Churches just got a beautiful  6 piece set of tall brass and marble candlesticks.  I trust them more than a lot of the chain stores, and everything they sell is just... fitting.
    • Benedict's Beads - We, like many families with small children, break rosaries... These are harder to break because they use a ladder structure to provide strength and, in my opinion, look good too.
    • Arte Monasterio - Fine Religious Antique Statuary and Accessories
    • The Cosgrave Company - Another excellent supply warehouse. 
    • Koleys - Koleys replates a lot of the sacred vessels from where I work, and their results are phenomenal.  
    • Cotter Church Supplies - Good supply for candle followers.  Burner Style 2000 for fixed width, Burner Universal Style for tapers, and Burner Glass Style... if you don't want brass.
    • Alviti Creations - This is the company that replated our Chalice and Patent and we could not be happier. 
    • Saint Elisabeth Convent - St. Elisabeth Convent is a Russian Orthodox convent on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.  I am a big fan of their Lestovka prayer ropes, esentially a leather chotki consisting of braided steps with a small scroll of the Jesus Prayer in each of them.
  • Beeswax Candles
    • Mt. Sinai Orthodox Church Products - Some of the best prices on 100% beeswax candles, sold by the pound in a few variations of width and length of tapers.
    • Saints Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery - One of the few places to buy 100% beeswax 15-hour votive candles.  You can call or email, they ship to you (I got mine by the end of the week) and then you get the bill the next day to be paid by check.  Wonderfully scented of honey.
    • Beeswaxcandles4you - Beautiful Beeswax candles from Ukraine.  They have gorgeous carved candles, some that would be perfect as baptismal candles.
    • Cokesbury - Cokesbury is one of the few places I have found where you can buy just 2 17" x 1.5" 100% beeswax candles at a time.
  • Liturgical Fabric and Linens
    • Watts & Co. of London - The gold standard of western/Latin vestments, linens, fabric, etc.  I have a set of Mass linens from them, and joke with a deacon candidate friend that we will get him a pair of fancy socks.  
    • Ecclesiastical Sewing - Excellent resource for patterns and fabric.
    • Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan - Our fabric supplier of choice, very fair and helpful.
    • M. Perkins and Sons - Producer of liturgical Damasks, Brocades, Brocatelles, Tapestries and Trimmings since 1813.  I, of course, appreciate any of the Pugin-designed fabrics...
    • Communion Linens - Group out of Virginia producing beautiful traditional linens.  I have a beautiful linen Chalice Veil from them that was very fairly priced.
    • Catholic Liturgicals - Inexpensive church goods supplier out of India.  They have lots of options and are a great resource for the home chapel, or prayer corner.
    • Riza - The gold standard of Eastern vestments.
    • Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles - Excellent craftsmanship, but their waiting list is currently stretched out 2 years.
    • Ekklesia Store - Ukranian Fabric Store and Seamstress.  We purchased the fabric for our Lenten antependium here.
    • Vestment Store - Polish Vestment Store.
    • Altarations - Source for our main antependium.  Great service, great prices, and their Facebook page is great fun to thumb through.  
  • Icons
    • Eighth Day Books - Eighth Day is the bookstore that introduced me to most of the other companies.  If you want to see a well-curated selection all in one place... Eighth Day is it.
    • Uncut Mountain Supply - Best prices, great selection, they will even sell just the print.
    • Legacy Icons - Some of the best quality in Production you will find.
    • Holy Transfiguration Monastery - They really are a one-stop-shop.  Great Selection, good prices, they have a glossier shine on their icons, if you enjoy that look.
    • Convent of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess of Russia - Beautiful work, excellent selection of Printed, Mounted, and Hand Painted Icons and other items.  Be prepared to wait.
    • The Printery House -  A part of Conception Abbey.  Lots of western Saints, and icon-style paintings of newer Saints.
  • Incense
    • St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery - Athonite Charcoal Powder
    • Holy Transfiguration Monastery - I asked a Catholic Ruthenian Deacon Candidate friend of mine for an incense that would not upset my pregnant wife's stomach... and after talking to an Orthodox Deacon friend in Canada, he pointed me towards the Ethiopian Frankincense this monastery sells.  It was excellent, almost a tinge of lemon.  The frankincense is sold as tears, but they also have an excellent selection of Athonite-style incense. 
    • Orthodox Incense - Large Selection of Athonite Style Incense.  They also carry censors, charcoal, and accouterments. There is a relationship there with  Holy Cross Monastery, so you can try both to see what deal/selection you can get from either.  As a bonus, they have myrrh.  
    • Holy Art - Excellent selection of both Eastern and Western-style incenses, as well as natural frankincense; very fair prices.
  • Oil/Vigil Lamps
    • Panagiotis Nioras - A lot like Istok, but based out of Greece. The largest source of wicks, floats, etc
    • Holy Transfiguration Monastery - Their hanging lamps are a little pricier than some places, but their glass-style standing lamps are phenomenal.  They also have a good price on wick floats and wicks.
    • St. John's Workshop - These are some of my favorite Lampadas. They also sell icon boards and such.
  • Candle Making
    • Better Bee - I really like their molds.
    • CandleChem - I recommend their coloring chips (particularly for advent candles)
    • CandleWic - When I can't find beeswax local, this is where I go.
    • Bitter Creek - They sell A&P square wicks... Nuff said.  Get these wicks.
    • Spirit Crafts - I'll be honest, their name had me worried, but they have a whole category for VBS and Sunday school crafts.  I am most intrigued by anyone who will custom make me molds for 1 1/2" diameter candles .... which they will.


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