On Monday, November 27, 2023, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America extended a warm and gracious welcome to Bishop Emilianos of Meloa at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Bishop Emilianos traveled from Australia by invitation of the Pan-Kalymnian Federation of America.
Bishop Emilianos served as the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Saint John between 2005 and 2019. In 2019, Archbishop Makarios of Australia appointed Bishop Emilianos Vicar-General of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. On Christmas Day in 2019, Archbishop Makarios ordained Bishop of Meloa.
Yesterday, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, Bishop Emilianos presided over the Great Hierarchical Vespers on the memory of St. Andrew the first-called Apostle. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne, Fr. Andreas Vithoulkas, welcomed Bishop Emilianos to the shrine.
This Sunday, December 3, 2023, Bishop Emilianos shall lead the celebration of Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.