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In 2011, at the convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Fr. Anthony was elected as one of three new auxiliary bishops, and assigned to the diocese of Toledo and the Midwest.
After this decision was accepted by the Holy Synod of Antioch, Fr. Anthony and the other two bishops-elect, Fr. John Abdalah and Fr. Nicholas Ozone, were consecrated at the [[Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand|Balamand Monastery]] on December 11th, 2011.