updated to reflect current status
== Biography ==
On August 26, 2011, at the Divine Liturgy for the patronal feastday of St. Tikhon's Church in San Francisco, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America elevated Hieromonk Irenaeus to the rank of [[archimandrite]] and lay the [[mitre]] upon his head<ref>http://www.wadiocese.com/enews.php?id=C20_103_14</ref>.
On July 1, 2016, the Synod of Bishops of [[ROCOR]] elected Archimandrite Irenaeus (Steenberg) to be the Bishop of Sacramento and Vicar of the Western American Diocese. This election was submitted to Patriarch [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kyrill]], and it was subsequently confirmed by the Holy Synod of the Church of Russia on July 15<ref>http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/4561903.html</ref>.
== Writings ==