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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 by Patr. Bartholomew to the [[Church of Albania]] to [[Archbishop]] [[Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania|Anastasios of Tirana]], who assigned Bp. Ilia as [[dean]] of the Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy at St. Vlash Monastery near Durres, Albania. After serving as dean for three year, Bp. Ilia returned as ruling bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America .
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