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 Wednesday we went to Ottawa with Bishop Irenaeus in his car. It was decided that we pass through St. Lazare, in order to inspect the home chapel of Sergei and Galina
Nazarov. The family wishes to bless this little church in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov. The building was completely ready for the worship, except that the icons
were not placed in canonical order. The chapel was clean, warm and cozy and especially the Eastern situation of the site is ideal for personal and public prayers.
The bishop pointed out some details that still need to be completed and promised to consecrate the chapel for the holiday of Father Seraphim in August .