Our Parish History
Our Mission is to bring people closer to God by witnessing, proclaiming, and growing our Orthodox Christian Faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ through liturgy, ministries, community, and family.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection was established in 1971, as a second parish of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco in Alameda County. We began worshipping in the Snow Building at the Oakland Zoo, and after gathering in various locations for Liturgy, purchased the Center Street, Castro Valley property in February 1973. As the parish grew, and the demographics of the Bay Area changed, the “Building the Body of Christ” project was launched in 2017 to search for new property on which to build a proper Byzantine-style church in the Tri-Valley area. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the parish closed escrow on the purchase of a 4.3-acre property in Pleasanton on Dublin Canyon Road on April 14, 2022 – which will ultimately be the new location of the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in the Tri-Valley.
At Resurrection, we have members who were raised Orthodox as well as many who chose to convert to Orthodoxy as adults. We represent many different ethnicities and backgrounds. Our services are held in English and New Testament Greek. We strive to maintain an active liturgical life throughout the year and grow closer to one another through worship, common meals and fellowship, youth events, retreats, Bible study, and service.
Fifty Years of Faith and Fellowship
The parish came together on its 50th Anniversary in November 2021 to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and look toward a new and exciting future” with a weekend full of festivities. A full page is dedicated to this momentous occasion - click the bar below to reminisce on the sentiments, activities, and merriment had by all.