H. G. Bishop Anthony

His Grace Bishop Antony was ordained as a monk in the year 1981 at the Anba Bishoy Monastery. There he was also ordained as a priest in 1984 and was given the name Father Akxious El Anba Bishoy. His Grace then started his mission in Switzerland and later the Republic of Ireland and the British Isles. In 1995 His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained Father Axious as a Bishop and was then given the name of Bishop Antony to be the first Bishop of the Coptic Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, North East England and its affiliated regions.