WHO WE ARE
We serve Orthodox Christians of all ethnic backgrounds and all cultural traditions. Many Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Moldovan, Serbian and Greek Orthodox Christians (among others) regularly attend services at the Monastery. Orthodox faithful of all backgrounds come here for weddings, baptisms, and other sacramental blessings. Elegant dining space and a covered portico are available for receptions. Spiritual retreats have been held here by Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions.
SOUTHERN ACCESS TO THE
MONASTERY IS CLOSED
As of February 16, 2017, our road is officially closed to “through traffic”, but you can still reach us from the NORTH (580) by driving around the roadblock
As of 12:50 PM this afternoon, Palomares Road (on which our monastery is located at the 6.68 mileage marker) was officially closed to “through traffic” until further notice “due to suspended boulders above the roadway” at mile marker 8.73.
However, even though our road is temporarily "closed to through traffic" and you cannot reach us from Fremont via Highway 84 (Niles Canyon Road), our monastery can still be accessed by using the NORTHERN entrance to Palomares Road (via 580 and Palo Verde):
Note: Google Maps sees our road as closed and will not give you useful directions to our monastery.
Here is Alameda County's link that you can use to check the status of Palomares Road, on which we are located: https://www.acpwa.org/storm-closures-information/
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify!