In September 2005 Monk Anthony was ordained to the [[deacon|diaconate]] by [[Archbishop]] [[Jonah (Karpukhin) of Astrakhan and Kamyzyak|Jonah (Karpukhin) of Astrakhan and Enotaevka]]. A month later he was ordained to the [[presbyter|priesthood]], remaining part of the brotherhood of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist. In March 2013 the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church established the Akhtubinsk Eparchy and elected [[Hieromonk]] Anthony as the first ruling bishop of the new eparchy. Several days later Fr. Anthony was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]].
On [[May 7]], 2013, Bishop-elect Anthony was consecrated to the episcopacy in Moscow, Russia, by Patriarch Cyril (Gundyayev) of Moscow and All Rus'.