Archbishop at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church – Liberty Hill, TX
Abp. Irineos was a founding member of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, after joining the GOC from the OCA. In June 2015, he was tonsured a Rassophore monk. During a visit to the synod in Greece in November 2015, Fr. Irineos was ordained deacon and then priest by Metropolitan Angelos. In order to meet the needs of the growing mission to North America, Fr. Irineos was consecrated as a Vicar Bishop to Metropolitan Angelos, responsible for the North American Mission in 2017. In 2021, the Holy Synod elevated Bp. Irineos to the rank of Archbishop and entrusted him with the care of the faithful in North America. In 2023, the vicariate for North America was raised to a ruling see and Abp. Irineos was given the title of Archbishop of Austin and Texas. Raised in the Lutheran faith, Abp. Irineos converted to Orthodoxy in 2005.