On the 9th August 2018, Bishop Antony accompanied by His Grace Bishop Abakir of the Scandinavian Countries and His Grace Bishop Karas of Pennsylvania and Its Affiliated Regions, ordained a monk by the name Karas St Athanasius at St Athanasius Monastery in Scarborough. A number of the diocese’s priests and the Monastery’s monks attended the blessed, joyful ordination together with the nuns, of St George’s Abbey in Ireland.