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Ilia (Katre) of Philomelion

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In 2002, Fr. Ilia was elected to the episcopate by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Constantinople as Bishop of Philomelion to lead the Albanian Orthodox [[Diocese]] of America. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] on [[May 12]], 2002 in Istanbul, Turkey.
In 2004, Bishop Ilia was transferred assigned by Patr. Bartholomew to the [[Church of Albania]] to [[Archbishop]] [[Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania|Anastasios of Tirana]], who assigned Bp. Ilia to serve as [[dean]] of the Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy at St. Vlash Monastery near Durres, Albania. After serving as dean for three yearyears, Bp. Ilia returned as ruling bishop of full-time to serve the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America. Bp. Ilia also served some years as acting [[abbot]] of the Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, New York starting in December 2010. In 2019 in recognition of his exceptional contributions to Orthodox theological formation, praxis, and ecumenical dialogue, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople elevated him to titular Metropolitan of Philomenion.
Bp. Ilia also is serving as acting [[abbot]] of the Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, New York since December 2010.
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before=Bishop Mark of Leukas?|
title=Bishop of Philomelion<br>America|
years=2002-Present|
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