His Grace, Bishop Irénée ordained Deacon Leonard Herrem to the Holy Priesthood, Holy Resurrection Sobor, Saskatoon, SK.

May 23, 2013

As part of his Grace’s visit to the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut Deanery, His Grace, Bishop Irénée visited the Sobor of the Holy Resurrection in Saskatoon, SK on May 23, 2013. His Grace was welcomed by the Rector of the parish, Priest Juan Pablo Ruiz-Gomar, along with Archimandrite Alexander Pihach, OCA Representative in Moscow; Archpriest Phillip Eriksson, Dean of Alberta and Rector of the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, Alberta; Priest Bernard Funk, Rector of St. Vincent of Lerins Antiochian Orthodox Church in Saskatoon; Priest Roman Kocur of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Saskatoon; Igumen Gerasim (Power), Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Smoky Lake, Alberta; Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko, Secretary of the Archdiocese of Canada; Deacon Taras Papish of Holy Resurrection Sobor, and others. Bishop Irénée then celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the clergy. After the Great Entrance, His Grace Irénée ordained Deacon Leonard Herrem to the Holy Priesthood. His Grace also brought with him for veneration the wonder-working icon of St. Nicholas and relics from the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Ottawa, ON.