During the 2009 Spring Session of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops, March 31 to April 2, 2009, two hierarchs were elected. Archimandrite Melchisedek (Pleska) was elected as Bishop of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania. Archimandrite Irinee (Rochon) was elected as Bishop of Quebec City, Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Seraphim.
OCA Holy Synod of Bishops issues statements at conclusion of 2009 Spring Session:
Today, at the Spring Meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops elevated Higoumene Irenee (Rochon) to be an Archimandrite. After this, the Holy Synod elected Archimandrite Irenee (Rochon) to be Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Canada. He will be Bishop of Quebec City. We will address him as «Bishop-Elect of Quebec City», and he may be called «Vladyka». Please pray for Bishop-Elect Irenee, as we prepare for the next steps at some time later this year. Please include him as such in the intercession petition of the Augmented Litany.
Love in Christ,
Молитва за о. Иринея
- Еще молимся о Всечестнем Архимандрите Иринее, Избранном Епископе Святаго града Квебека, да укрепит его Господь Бог и дарует ему мудрости и силы в подготовлении к принятию послушания епископскаго служения в нашей боголюбивой архиепископии.
- Prions encore pour l’archimandrite Irénée, évêque-désigné de la Ville de Québec, que le Seigneur Dieu lui accorde la sagesse et la force pendant qu’il se prépare d’assumer son ministère épiscopale dans notre archidiocèse.
- Again we pray for the Archimandrite Irenee Bishop-Elect of Quebec City, that the Lord God will give him wisdom and strength as he prepares to assume his Episcopal ministry in our Archdiocese.