- Cell: (925) 872-6000
- Email: frantonios @ stmarystjohn.org
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Service w/ Fr. Antonios
Fr. Antonios was ordained by the hands of his spiritual father H.G. Bishop Yakobos (Jacob) in 1996 to serve the congregation of St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in his hometown of Zagazig, Egypt. Being the first priest of the church, he grew in his love for the congregation and toiled in the service every day and as a secretary to HG Bishop Yakobos. As the church developed over the years, 3 more priests were ordained to serve with Fr. Antonios and on the feast of Pentecost in 2009, he was ordained as the hegomen of the church.
Northern California is blessed with Fr. Antonios Baky and benefits every day from his deep spiritual lessons, hymns, songs, leadership, guidance, and overall fatherhood. When a church in Northern California was in need of a permanent active priest, H.H. Pope Shenouda III sent Fr. Antonios to serve the Bay Area in a church with the same patron saints – St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in Pleasanton, California. In 2016, he was selected as the Papal secretary by the priests of the archdiocese and HH Pope Tawadros II. May God bless, protect, guide, and keep him for us for many years.