The Enthronement of Bishop Irénée at the Ottawa Cathedral

Bp Irenee

The Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Irénée as Bishop of Ottawa and the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada will be celebrated at Annunciation/Saint Nicholas Cathedral here on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will preside at the Divine Liturgy and the Rite of Enthronement, during he will present the archpastoral staff to Bishop Irénée.  A celebratory banquet will follow at the cathedral.

Bishop Irénée, who had been serving as Administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada, was elected by the Holy Synod of Bishops on October 21, 2014.  Three weeks earlier, he had been nominated by delegates to the Extraordinary Archdiocesan Assembly held in Gatineau…

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