The faithful from the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, CA witnessed the ordination of Justin Bosl to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Also participating in the service were His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Phocaea (Metropolis Chancellor), Rev. Father Niko Bekris (Resurrection, Castro Valley); Rev. Father Thomas Zaferes (Ascension Cathedral, Oakland), Rev. Father Photios Dumont (Saint Demetrios, Seattle), and Rev. Father Panagiotis Sotiras (Saint Basil, Stockton). Watch the Ordination on the Resurrection YouTube Channel
Deacon Justin is a 2020 graduate of Diaconate program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His spiritual formation into the Orthodox faith was through the Resurrection parish where he and his family have been active stewards since 2004. He previously served as Parish Council President, Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign and also as a chanter at the parish. Deacon Justin is currently the Second Vice President of the Board of Directors for Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. He also assists the Metropolis with various legal matters, and is a key member of the Metropolis COVID-19 Parish Support Team.
Deacon Justin is a graduate of University of San Francisco School of Law, and is a partner in a law firm in Oakland, CA. He also earned a post-graduate Certificate from the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK; and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is currently studying towards a Master of Theology from the University of Balamand.
Deacon Justin is married to Diakonissa Annemarie, and they are the parents to four children: Markella (17), Joseph (15), Gregory (13), and Natalia (12).
AXIOS to Deacon Justin!
Ordination of Rev. Deacon Justin Bosl • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco (goarch.org)