Diocese Events for 2017

HG Bishop Antony welcoming HG Bishop Pavly during his visit to the monasteries and churches in the Republic of Ireland between 24th-26th December 2017 with the presence of the priests, monks and nuns in the Republic of Ireland.

HG Bishop Antony welcoming HG Bishop Pavly as the guest speaker at the families’ conference at St Michael and St Bishoy Church in Margate-Kent between the 22nd-24th December 2017 with the presence of our fathers, the priests and the families taking part in the conference.

On the 26th November 2017, at St George Cathedral; HG Bishop Antony, with the attendance of some of the diocese’s priests, celebrated the Coptic Festival closing ceremony with the Sunday school children and the church congregation in New Castle

On Saturday 25th November 2017, HG Bishop Antony laid his holy hands with the participation of HG Bishop Abakir of the Scandinavian countries and HG Bishop Arsany of Netherlands and ordained deacon Michael as a priest at St Mark church in Kirkcaldy-Scotland by the name of John; with the presence of our fathers, the priests and the congregation of St Mark.

The blessed visit of HG Bishop Rafael, the General Bishop of the churches in central Cairo and the Secretary General of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, to Republic of Ireland. His Grace visited St George’s abbey for nuns in Delvin as well as number of churches between Tuesday the 21st November and Thursday the 23rd November 2017.

On Saturday 7th October 2017, HG Bishop Antony prayed the first Holy Liturgy at the new church in Ipswich named after St.Mary and St. Shishoy the great with the presence of our fathers, the priests and the congregation in Ipswich.

Under the patronage of HG Bishop Antony, the service started in Hastings and the Holy Liturgy was first held on Saturday 16th September 2017.

HG Bishop Antony welcoming HG Bishop Abakir as the guest speaker in the annual family and youth conference that took place at the Coptic Culture Centre in Cahir- the Republic of Ireland from the 1st-3rd of September 2017, with the presence of our fathers, the priests and the congregation in Cahir.

On Sunday 27th August 2017, HG Bishop Antony prayed the first Holy Liturgy at the new church named after Archangel Michael And St Mina in Swansea, South West Wales. He ordained new deacons, and spent an amazing time with the congregation in Swansea.

On Saturday 12th August 2017, HG Bishop Antony with the presence of our fathers, the priests prayed the first Holy Liturgy in the new Church in York named after the recent Coptic Martyrs with the presence of the congregation in York.

On the 15th July 2017, HG Bishop Antony prayed the Holy Liturgy with our fathers, the priests and some of the congregation in St. George’s Abbey in the Republic of Ireland. It was a pleasant day in which HG Bishop Antony, the priests and some of the congregation in the Republic of Ireland, welcomed the two nuns, Sister Gabriella and Sister Philomena who arrived from Egypt to establish the monastic life in St. George’s Abbey in the Republic of Ireland.

On July 2017, at St George Cathedral in Newcastle, HG Bishop Antony welcomed HG Bishop Elia on his visit to the Diocese

Director of the Middle East and North Africa welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their grace the accompanying bishops in the Department of foreign affairs and trade with the presence of HG Bishop Antony and her Excellency Soha Gendy, the Egyptian Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, May 2017

Secretary General of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their grace the accompanying bishops in the Parliament with the presence of HG Bishop Antony and her Excellency Soha Gendy, the Egyptian Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, May 2017

His excellency the President of the Republic of Ireland welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and His Grace Bishop Antony and their Grace the accompanying bishops during the papal visit to the Republic of Ireland, May 2017

HH Pope Tawadros II and their grace the accompanying bishops being welcomed by His Grace Bishop Antony and Her Excellency Soha Gendy, the Egyptian Ambassador in the Egyptian house in the Republic of Ireland, May 2017

His Grace Bishop Antony welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their Grace the accompanying bishops during the papal visit to St Athanasius Monastery in the Republic of Ireland.

His Grace Bishop Antony welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their Grace the accompanying bishops during the papal visit to St George Abbey for Nuns in the Republic of Ireland, May 2017

His Grace Bishop Antony with HH Pope Tawadros II and their Grace the accompanying bishops during the consecration of the church of St Maximous and St Dometious in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, May 2017

His Grace Bishop Antony welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their Grace the bishops accompanying HH in St Mary and St Demiana Church in Bray, Republic of Ireland

The archbishop of the church of Ireland welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II and their Grace the bishops accompanying His Holiness, during his papal visit to the Republic of Ireland with the presence of HG Bishop Antony, May 2017.

The Consecration of St Athanasuis Monastery's Church and Ordination of Fr. John, Fr. Antony & Fr. Paul as priests by HH Pope Tawadros II during his papal visit to St Athanasuis Monastery in the Republic of Ireland May 2017

HG Bishop Antony with HH Pope Tawadros the second, at St Mina's Church, during his papal visit to Republic of Ireland May 2017

HG Bishop Antony welcoming HH Pope Tawadros II during his papal visit to the Diocese at St Augustine's Church Guildford-Surrey & the reception held in honour of His Holiness May 2017

HG Bishop Antony & HG Bishop Pavlos of Greece blessing the Priests' conference in Athens from 13th February-16th February 2017