Our Mission

Our natural beeswax candles & premium products are meticulously handcrafted to benefit the Orthodox community; and to give back to those in need through the St. John Benevolent Fund. 

  • HANDCRAFTED WITH CARE

    Unique & high-quality 100% farm beeswax & organic materials.

  • DESIGNED WITH INTENTION

    Ease of ordering, timeliness & integrity.

    Excellent customer service.

  • COMMITTED TO HELP OTHERS

    Service based mission to donate a portion of all profits to the St. John Benevolent Fund.

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We're blessed to offer you our premium products at wholesale rates and to aid you in supplementing your parish's income. 

Receive a complimentary candle sample box and join us in our mission to support those in need through the St. John Benevolent Fund!

  • Metropolitan Nicholas blessing our Delray Beach facility with the miraculous "Kursk Root Icon" of the Mother of God.

  • Monastic Crafts was established with the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. 

Our Story

Monastic Crafts was built on the premise of giving back to our Orthodox Christian community.

Our company provides an important service to Orthodox Churches in North America, a mission inspired by our role model, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, of blessed memory, and our patron saint, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.

Father Valery was among the most widely respected pastors in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. His spiritual guidance and assistance to the faith was guided by Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco, who ordained Father Valery into the clergy.

Father Valery then devoted 55+ years of service to the Church and the spiritual needs of its community. He had a very big impact on our lives, our family and always stressed the importance of giving back and being grateful for all of God’s blessings.

  • “Our parish loves the quality of these candles, more importantly we fully support a company that is working to give back to the mission of St. John and the Benevolent Fund.” 
    Archpriest Yaroslav Lutoschin, St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon, Pompano, FL 

  • “They are perfect! We are happy to have you as our new candle vendor. We will be placing more orders for your fine candles.” 
    Peter Schweitzer, St. Gregory the Theologian Russian Orthodox Church, Tampa FL