June 18, 2018
St. Nicholas Orthodox Academy is affiliated with Bishop Ilia Katre of Philomelion, Bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America. The Albanian Diocese is directly under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. Today, we were blessed to have His Grace at the Academy for the entire school day. He led our opening and closing prayers, and also led an engaging discussion with our students on the Gospel reading for today (Matthew 11:2-15). Bishop Ilia is a very wise and compassionate leader, who gave excellent advice to Father Paul and Barbara to help us move forward into the next phases of the Academy’s growth. The Academy is truly blessed to have Bishop Ilia’s prayers and leadership!