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Irénée (Rochon) of Ottawa

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[[Archimandrite ]] '''Irénée Irenee (Rochon)''' is the [[bishop]]-elect of Québec Quebec City, as an [[auxiliary bishop in the ]] to His Eminence Archbishop [[Archdiocese Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa]] and Canada (OCA)of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
==Biographical timelineLife==*Archimandrite Irenee was born in Montreal, Canada on [[December 25]], 1948 Dec 25: Born in into a large French Canadian family . He attended the English language primary and secondary schools in Montrealthe Province of Quebec.:Primary and Secondary schooling was both done His collegiate education began at the University of Ottawa, from which he receive the Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Studies in English school system1971.*1961: Had His first contact with introduction to Orthodox Christianity was through a Russian Orthodox Church in Rawdon, Quebecin 1961.*On [[January 20]], 1967 Jan 20: Received , he was received into the Orthodox Church by Abp [[Archbishop]] [[Vitaly (ROCORUstinov)of New York|Vitaly]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. Participated While active in the [[parish ]] life at of St . Nicholas [[Cathedral]] in Montreal, Montreal.:Participated the future [[archimandrite]] participated in the activities of the [[Orthodox Christian Fellowship]] group at McGill University OCF.*1971: Completed Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Studies at After receiving his degree from the University of Ottawa, he began studies at [[Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Cross Seminary]] at Jordanville, New York.:Subsequently At the same time he joined the [[Holy Trinity Monastery in (Jordanville, NY, and studied New York)|Holy Cross Monastery]] at Holy Trinity SeminaryJordanville with the blessing of Abp.:Blessed Averky, who accepted him as a [[novice by Abp Averky. Under ]] and placed him under the spiritual direction guidance of Archim. Archimandrite Kiprian.*In March 1974 Mar: Tonsured , he was [[tonsure]]d a Rassophore Monk [[monk]] by Abp . Averky.*In March 1975 Mar: Tonsured , he was tonsured a Stavrophore Monk monk by Bp . [[Laurus]], receiving the name of Hieromartyr Irenee of Lyons.:Was subsequently He entered into the [[minor clergy]] with his being tonsured Reader a reader and Subthen sub-deacon by Bp . Laurus to assist Abp Averky serve.*In February 1978 Feb: Blessed , he was blessed by Bp Laurus (now the [[abbot ]] of Holy Trinity Cross Monastery) , Bp.Laurus, to serve in the Francophone Franch language parishes in France.*1978 On [[May 19: Ordained to the diaconate ]], 1878, monk Irenee was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in Brussels, Belgium.*Then, on [[August 20]], 1978 Aug 20: Ordained , Dn. Irenee was ordained to the priesthood in Geneva, Switzerland, [[]priest]]hood by Abp . Antony of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.*~He continued to serve in France until 1982: Returned , when he returned to Canada to serve in the French Mission mission in Montreal.*In 1986: French Mission , after [[Seraphim (led by Hmk Storheim) of Ottawa|Seraphim]] was [[consecration of a bishop}consecrated]] an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America, Hieromonk Irenee and Hdcn Hierodeacon Marc (Pierre)) was were received into the OCA soon after with the consecration of Seraphim (Storheim) as auxiliary bishop for the OCA Archdiocese of CanadaFrench mission.*In 1992: Elevated , Hmk. Irenee was elevated to Higoumène (Hegumen) by Bp . Seraphim , now Bishop of Ottawa and Canada, to care for the Francophone French language monastics in Quebec.*In 1993: Assigned , he was assigned priest of the parish priest of St Benoît. Benoit, a Francophone French language parish in Montreal.:Also served Additionally, he was assigned the added duties as supply priest to the parishes in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec City.*In 1996: Assigned Administrator , Hegumen Irenee was assigned administrator of the Russian Cemetry and St . Seraphim's Russian Orthodox parish and the Russian Cemetery in Rawdon, Quebec. Completed this , an assignment that he continued until 2007.*In December 2008 Dec: Retired , Hegumen Irenee retired from his full-time secular employment at a hospital in a Montreal hospital.*On [[April 2]], 2009 Apr 2: , the [[Holy Synod ]] of the OCA elevated Higoumène Hegumen Irenee to Archimandrite, electing the dignity of archimandrite and elected him to be an auxiliary bishop for Abp . Seraphim, with the title of Bishop of Quebec City. [[Category: Bishops]]

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