On Sunday, December 24, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos elevated Rev. Deacon Justin Bosl to Archdeacon of the Metropolis of San Francisco at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, CA. In this new position, Archdeacon Justin will travel with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, offering assistance during parish visitations. Also in attendance on this day were His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Phocaea, who serves as Chancellor of the Metropolis of San Francisco; and Rev. Father Nikolaos Bekris, Proistamenos of the Resurrection parish in Castro Valley, CA.
Archdeacon Justin is a 2020 graduate of Diaconate program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. 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. Archdeacon Justin is a member of the Metropolis Council where he chairs the Legal Committee, and serves as 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 was a key member of the Metropolis COVID-19 Parish Support Team. Archdeacon Justin also serves on the Boards of FOCUS North America and Orthodox Youth Ministries (OYM).
Archdeacon Justin earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and was partner in a successful law practice for many years. 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.
Archdeacon Justin is married to Diakonissa Annemarie, and they are the parents to four children: Markella (20), Joseph (18), Gregory (16), and Natalia (14).
AXIOS Archdeacon Justin!
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