A New Bishop for ROCOR

It has been announced in accounts of the meeting of the Synod in Moscow that Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) is to be consecrated Bishop of Sacramento, as vicar bishop for Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco.

Apart from his wonderful title (in effect ‘Bishop of the Sacrament’), Fr Irenei is well-known in England as he lived here teaching theology for many years and visited the Colchester parish as a layman.

He is the fifth Non-Slav bishop in the present episcopate of the Church Outside Russia.

We wish Fr Irinei God’s blessing and hope that one day he may visit us again.