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Irénée (Rochon) of Ottawa

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In December 2008, Hegumen Irénée retired from his full-time secular employment at a hospital in Montreal. On [[April 2]], 2009, the [[Holy Synod]] of the OCA elevated Hegumen Irenee to the dignity of archimandrite and elected him to be an auxiliary bishop for Abp. Seraphim with the title of Bishop of Quebec City.
On [[October 1]], 2009, ten bishops, <ref group="note">The following were the consecrating hierarchs: * Metropolitan Jonah; * Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate; * Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and Canada; * Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphiaand Eastern Pennsylvania; * Bishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West; * Bishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania; * Metropolitan Sotirios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto;* Bishop Iov of Kashira, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada and Acting Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA; * Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York; and * Bishop Meleti of Khotyn, Auxiliary Bishop of the Church of Ukraine’s Diocese of Chernivtsi.<ref>''[ The Orthodox Church: A Quarterly Publication of the Orthodox Church in America]. Volume 45/Number 4,Winter 2009/2010. pp,2,28.</ref></ref> led by Metropolitan [[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington|Jonah]], participated in the episcopal consecration of Archimandrite Irénée at Annunciation Cathedral.
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