orthodoxyinamerica]] Archimandrite '''Irénée (Rochon)''' is the bishop -elect of Québec City, as auxiliary bishop in the [[Archdiocese of Canada (OCA)]].
Biographical timeline== *1948 Dec 25: Born in a large French Canadian family in Montreal. :Primary and Secondary schooling was both done in English school system. *1961: Had first contact with Russian Orthodox Church in Rawdon, Quebec. *1967 Jan 20: Received into the Church by Abp Vitaly ( ROCOR). Participated in parish life at St Nicholas Cathedral, Montreal. :Participated in activities of McGill University OCF. *1971: Completed Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Studies at University of Ottawa. :Subsequently joined Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and studied at Holy Trinity Seminary. :Blessed as a novice by Abp Averky. Under spiritual direction of Archim. Kiprian. *1974 Mar: Tonsured Rassophore Monk by Abp Averky. *1975 Mar: Tonsured Stavrophore Monk by Bp Laurus, receiving the name of Hieromartyr Irenee of Lyons. :Was subsequently tonsured Reader and Sub-deacon by Bp Laurus to assist Abp Averky serve. *1978 Feb: Blessed by Bp Laurus (now abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery ) to serve in the Francophone parishes in France. *1978 May 19 : Ordained to the diaconate in Brussels, Belgium. *1978 Aug 20: Ordained to the priesthood in Geneva, Switzerland, by Abp Antony of Geneva. *~1982 : Returned to serve the French Mission in Montreal. *1986 : French Mission ( led by Hmk Irenee and Hdcn Marc (Pierre)) was received into the OCA soon after the consecration of Seraphim (Storheim) as auxiliary bishop for the OCA Archdiocese of Canada. *1992 : Elevated to Higoumène by Bp Seraphim to care for the Francophone monastics in Quebec. *1993 : Assigned parish priest of St Benoît, a Francophone parish in Montreal. :Also served as supply priest in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City. *1996 : Assigned Administrator of the Russian Cemetry and St Seraphim's Russian Orthodox parish in Rawdon, Quebec . Completed this until 2007. *2008 Dec: Retired from his full-time secular employment in a Montreal hospital. *2009 Apr 2: Holy Synod of the OCA elevated Higoumène Irenee to Archimandrite, electing him to be auxiliary bishop for Abp Seraphim , with the title of Bishop of Quebec City.