About The Reverend Dr. Anthony B. Holder

The Rev. Dr. Anthony B. Holder is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Southeast Florida, serving as the Third Rector of Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida. Born in Barbados, Father Tony, as he is commonly called, has served as a priest in Barbados, Illinois and now Florida. Prior to entering seminary, he was a graphic artist and an Art Teacher at a high school in Barbados. While in the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, he served in a number of positions including as Spiritual Director of Happening and Church Camp, Regional Dean, Standing Committee President, and a Clerical Deputy to General Convention. In the Diocese of Southeast Florida, he served as a member of the Commission of Social Justice and Immigration, and a member of the Search Committee for the Bishop Coadjutor and Fourth Bishop of Southeast Florida. Dr. Holder and his wife have two children. They enjoy traveling, spending time together, and being with family and friends. Personally, Father Tony enjoys Art, reading, tennis, and physical exercise.

Belize Mission 2015 – Day 2

The Missionaries, with Bishop Philip Wright, at St. John's Cathedral, Belize City.   On Sunday morning (June 7), the team was up at the crack of dawn in order to attend the 6:30 a.m. Eucharistic Service at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist, Belize City, the oldest church in Belize. Why so [...]

By |2018-10-04T22:55:48+00:00June 26th, 2015|Clergy Chatter, Mission|Comments Off on Belize Mission 2015 – Day 2

First Day of Mission

Here are four photos on the day of our arrival in Belize. From left to right: Lillieth Parks-Sobernis, Henry Cunningham, Bishop Philip Wright of Belize, Erna Cunningham (Mission Team Leader), Father Anthony Holder (Mission Team Spiritual Leader), and Father Eric Richards of Belize. From left to right: Linda Schlepp-Gray, Henry Cunningham, Bishop Philip Wright of Belize, [...]

By |2018-10-04T22:55:49+00:00June 9th, 2015|Mission|Comments Off on First Day of Mission

Belize Mission 2015 – Day 1

  Hello Everyone: We arrived safely in Belize on Saturday, June 6, at about 11:40 a.m. (1:40 p.m. EST). Although we left Miami International Airport almost an hour late, we were able to make it up in the air, arriving in Belize just 15 minutes later than the scheduled time. This year, we found that [...]

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Belize Mission 2015

                                                                                                                                                          Belize Mission Team 2014 Forty-nine missionaries, under the auspices of Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church and its mission organization, Friends Reaching Friends, will be traveling to Belize City, Belize, on  Saturday, June 6, for its second mission trip. The mission will take place from Saturday, June 6 to 13, 2015. The Church and its mission organization will [...]

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Belize Mission – Day 5

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Today, we celebrated the Feast of St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr, during the Eucharist in the courtyard of the hotel. Barnabas (Son of Encouragement) and Paul were companions on several missionary trips until a dispute ensued between the two of them as to whether John Mark should come with them. Barnabas wanted to take John [...]