Deacon Antony Holland returns to Ministry

On Sunday, 4 November, Deacon Antony Holland of Portsmouth was formally reincardinated into the British Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Seraphim during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St. Felix Church at Babingley, at which he diaconised alongside Archdeacon Mark Saunders and Father James.

Deacon Antony was originally ordained a deacon by Abba Seraphim at the Bournemouth Church on 8 February 2015. Following the agreement of 5 October 2015, whereby the British Orthodox Church returned to its pre-1994 independent status, he chose to remain within the Coptic Patriarchate, but subsequently resolved that this had been an error and requested to return to British Orthodoxy, where he was welcomed home. He will now be attached to the ministry of the Bournemouth Church to serve alongside Hieromonk John.