The Abbess of Mt. Athos ICON OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD in Ottawa. The enthronement of Bishop Irénée
15 Street N., Ottawa, ON, K1R 7H1;
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.
Moleben with cross bearing around the church and polychronion will be ministered as well.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus
On Sunday, June 22nd, the Saint Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute is making its annual appeal for support. This appeal is approved by
His Grace, Bishop Irenee.
As you may know, Readers, Sub deacons, Deacons and some new priests have taken courses from Saint Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute as part of their required training. You may even have someone in your parish or a sister parish near you who has graduated from one or several courses. The St. Arseny Institute was formed ten years ago, with then Bishop Seraphim’s blessing, because theological education was not accessible, affordable or possible for many who were willing and called to serve in the Church, as well as for interested laity. This situation has not changed significantly over the past ten years, so that there remains a great need for such affordable, accessible education within the Archdiocese, and those who initiated and have carried on the work of the Institute, along with those who have come forward to help, continue to share a vision to provide grassroots efforts toward the sustaining and growth of the Archdiocese of Canada and its mission within this country.
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 .