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V. Revd. Prof. '''Archimandrite
Irenaeus''' (or ''' Irenei''', secular name '''Matthew Craig Steenberg''') is an [[archimandrite]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. BA, M.St., D.Phil.
== Biography ==
Matthew Craig Steenberg was born in 1978 on American Naval Base in Okinawa, Japan. Growing up, he lived in many places both in the United States and abroad, including Moscow, Idaho, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. At university, he majored in Classics and Religion, graduating with BA degrees in both. Afterwards, on a Marshall Scholarship, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he obtained a Masters Degree and then Doctorate in Patristic Studies and Church History from the University of Oxford. Upon completion of these degrees, he became a teaching Fellow of Religion at Oxford, a post he held until 2007, when he became Chair and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds Trinity University, a post which he held until 2010.
While in Oxford, Fr. Irenei was tonsured a [[reader]] as well as served in the capacity of choir director. In 2006, he helped found the parish of [[St. Nicholas Church (Oxford, England)|St. Nicholas Church, Oxford]] after the already-established Orthodox parish in Oxford switched jurisdiction.
* To see the cross universally: Images of the cross in the Old Testament
* Prayer as the act from which all good comes
* [http://www.wadiocese.com/retreat/steenberg.htm A Note on Dr. Matthew Steenberg]
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