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UPDATED: Schedule of the Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

Below is the full schedule of the consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg). 

The "Rite of Nomination" takes place before the eminent and right-reverend bishops who will participate in the consecration, and in the presence of the assembled congragation. A significant portion of the rite includes a homiliy composed and read by the bishop-elect, the contents of which should demonstrate nominee's preparedness and qualifications for the high calling of archpastoralship both in terms of doctrinal understanding and pastoral care.

The "Rite of Confession of Faith" and "Bishop's Oath" both audibly review the doctrinal content of the Orthodox Faith and require the nominee's faithfulness to Orthodox Church and Her Episcopal Council, in particular the Council of Bishop's of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which in turn is part of the Council of Bishops of the Local Orthodox Church of Russia.


Saturday November 5th, 2016:
4:30 pm Greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill
4:45 pm "Rite of Nomination" of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)
5:30 pm All-night Vigil

Sunday November 6th, 2016:
9:00 am Greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill
9:10 am "Rite of Confession of Faith" & "Bishop's Oath"
9:30 am Divine Liturgy, cross procession and festal banquet in the cathedral hall

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