Clergy and lay delegates representing parishes from across the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada nominated His Grace, Bishop Irénée to fill the vacant See of Ottawa and Canada at an extraordinary Archdiocesan Assembly on Thursday, October 2, 2014. (Link)
The Holy Synd of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected the Bishop Irenee, Bishop of Quebec city, as Bishop of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada.
On Sunday 13 July our father rector installed a new icon, an icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, named the Gatekeeper, in the centre of the church.
This icon was executed and consecrated in Athos, the Greek mountain monastery, and was recently offered to a pilgrim named Valery with the instruction to leave it in the first church where he would pray. Thus, this icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Portaitissa of mount Athos ended up in our place a few days ago. Father Anatoly accepted this gift with the gratitude from the whole parish. We need now to make a kiot for this icon, which will be hung in the left transept of the church.
This same person had previously offered our church an icon of the Holy Matron of Moscow and funded the making of a kiot to enshrine it.
We warmly thank all those who financially contribute to adorning our cathedral. We wish everyone to benefit from the spiritual help and the intercession of the Theotokos.