Our Bishop

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Our Bishop

Place of Birth: Atbara, Sudan
Date of Birth: 7th March, 1959

 

Qualifications:Academic

1976 – Completed Secondary School in Sudan
1982 – Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Alexandria University
Graduated with High Distinction average.
1983 – Certificate in Computer Studies

 

Achieved a Master Degree in Church History (College of Coptic Studies), Cathedral of St Rewis, Cairo.
Graduated with first class honours.
Currently undertaking a PhD dissertation on “The relation between the Mother Church in Egypt and the Coptic Church in Sudan”.

 

Religious

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Served as a Sunday school teacher at St Mark & St George’s Coptic Orthodx Church in Sudan
Served as a Sunday School Teacher at St Takla Hemanout Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria
Administrative

5/10/98 – 23/10/98 Completed a Course in Church Management (Part 1) (CORAT AFRIACA ORG) (organised by Sudanese Council of Churches)

23/11/99 – 15/12/99 5/10/98 – 23/10/98 Completed a Course in Church Management (Part 2) (organised by Sudanese Council of Church

8/5/2000 12/5/200 Completed a Course in Gender Awareness (organised by Sudanese Council of Churches in incorporation with the Norwegian church in Sudan

 

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17/12/99 – 19-12/99 Completed A course in Financial Management
Organised the 1st Workshop in Church Management after translating the course into Arabic during the period 15/1/99 – 20/1/99 at the present time I was General Vicar of the Diocese of Sudan and Affiliated Regions.

I have also translated the course of Church Management (Part 2), Financial Management, and Gender Studies into Arabic.

 

I was a Member in the Executive committee of the Sudanese Council of Churches in 1995 – 2000. During that period I was chairman of the Financial Committee and Chairman of the donation Committee.

I was a member in the executive committee of U.R.M. a branch of the International Council of Church’s in Sudan. 1996- 1999

 

I represented Sudan in 3 global meetings in Atlanta with the United Nations in the Period 31/5/1997 – 4/6/1997 and in Cameron in October 1998, Lebanon October 1999
Attend a meeting comprising Sudanese Council of Churches and the New Council of Churches in Sudan and Council of Norwegian Churches in Tanzanian in June 1999. During the meeting I attended a course in Conflict Management

 

Engineering
Member of the Sudanese Engineering Association. Registered as member in 4/6/1997

Permanent member of the Sudanese Engineering Council since July 1997
Monasticism

I was ordained as a monk 5/8/1984 with the Name the Fr. Mettaous El-Antony in St Anthony’s Monastery Red Sea, Egypt

I was ordained a monk by the hands of:
HG Bishop Rewis (General Bishop)
HG Bishop Fam (Bishop of Tema)
HG Bishop Bimwa (Bishop of the Monastery of St George)
HG Bishop Discoros (General Bishop)

 

Priesthood

I was ordained a priest on the 6/2/86 with the Name Rev. Fr. Mettaous El-Antony in the Monastery of St Bishoy by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark.
Hegomen (Proto-Priest)

I was ordained a Hegomen on Palm Sunday 1987 with the name of The Very Reverend Fr Mettaous El-Antony in the Cathedral of St Mary in Khartoum. I was ordained by the Hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel (God Rest His Soul).
Service as a Priest

Served in the Cathedral of St Mary’s in Khartoum since Feb- 1986

General Vicar of the Diocese of Khartoum and Affiliated Regions from the 5/6/997 – 20/5/2000

I was responsible for preaching the Nubian orthodox in the Nubian Mountains, (West of Sudan) and I visited Nubian Mountains on the request of His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel (God Rest His Soul) 29/11/1998 – 15/121998. I wrote a detailed report on the service of Nubian Mountains and its enormous population.

 

Languages

Fluent Arabic and English
Fluent in Coptic
Good command of Nubian

Ireland, Scotland, and U.K.

I served with HG Bishop Antony Bishop of Ireland Scotland and U.K. in the church of St George and Pope Athanasious in Newcastle.

I successfully completed a course specializing in the U.K. Newcastle Database

I served as General Vicar for the Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, and U.K. from 24/6/2000 – 18/6/2002

 

Bishop

On the 23/6/2002 – Current I was ordained Bishop for Sydney and its Affiliated Regions by the Holy Hand of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope and Patriarch of the See of St Mark with the new Name of Bishop Daniel.

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