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NOT FOR MATERIAL PROFIT! 16. ST ANTHONY THE GREAT 17 JANUARY

St Anthony the Great is known as the Father of Monasticism, and the long Ascetical Sermon in The Life of St Anthony by St Athanasios (Sections 16-34), could be called the first Monastic Rule. He was born in Egypt in the village of Coma, near the desert of the Thebaid, in 251. His parents were pious Christians of illustrious lineage, and St Anthony was a serious child who was respectful and obedient to his parents. He loved to attend Church Services, and he listened to Holy Scripture so attentively that he remembered what he heard all his life. When St Anthony was about twenty years old, both parents Reposed, and he took responsibility for his younger sister. About six months later, St Anthony reflected on how the Faithful - in the Acts of the Apostles (4:35) - sold their possessions and gave the proceeds to the Apostles for the needy, and when he heard the Gospel passage where Christ said to the Rich Young Man: ...If you would be Perfect, go, sell what you possess and give it to the poor, and you will have Treasure in Heaven; and come follow Me... St Anthony felt that these words applied to him. (MATTHEW 19:21). So, he immediately sold the property that he had inherited, distributed the money to the poor, and placed his sister in the care of Pious Virgins. Leaving his comfortable earthly world, St Anthony began a very strict Ascetical Life in a hut not far from his village. By working with his hands, he was able to earn enough for his meagre requirements and also give alms to the poor. St Anthony visited other Ascetics living in the area, and from each he sought Spiritual Direction and Benefit, eventually turning to one particular Ascetic for his Spiritual Guidance. In this period of his Life St Anthony endured terrible temptations from the devil, for the obsessive Enemy of mankind troubled the young Ascetic with thoughts of his former life, doubts about his chosen Path, concern for his sister, lewd thoughts and carnal emotions. But St Anthony extinguished those fires by meditating on Christ and by thinking of Eternal Punishment, thereby overcoming the evil one and his schemes. Realizing that the devil would undoubtedly attack him in various other ways, St Anthony ceaselessly prayed and intensified his Spiritual Endeavours, beseeching our Lord to Guide him along His Path of Salvation. And he was granted a Vision of a man, who alternately prayed, and then worked. This was an Angel of the Lord who had been sent to instruct His Chosen One. St Anthony strove to accustom himself to a stricter way of Life, partaking of food only after sunset, and spending all night praying until dawn. Soon he slept only every third day. But the devil would not cease his tricks, and tried to scare the Monk by appearing in the guise of monstrous phantoms, whereupon each time, St Anthony protected himself with the Lifegiving Sign of the Cross. Finally the Enemy appeared to him in the guise of a frightful looking black child, and hypocritically declared himself beaten, thinking that he could tempt St Anthony into vanity and pride, but once again, the Holy Father vanquished the Enemy with Prayers and the Sign of the Cross. For even greater solitude, St Anthony moved further away from the village, into a graveyard. He asked a friend to bring him a little bread on designated days, before closing himself in a tomb. Immediately the demonic attacks began, inflicting terrible wounds upon St Anthony in their attempt to kill him. By Divine Providence, St Anthonys friend arrived the next day to bring him his food, and finding the bleeding, exhausted Saint lying on the ground as if dead, he carried him back to the village, where they thought he was dead and prepared for his burial. However, at midnight, St Anthony regained consciousness and asked his friend to carry him back to the tombs. St Anthonys devotion to God was far greater than the wiles of the Enemy who took the form of ferocious beasts in their attempts to force him to leave that place, but he constantly defeated them by his abject Humility and Faith in the Almighty Providence and Protection of our Lord.

St Anthony the Great

Festal Apolytikion St Anthony the Great

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NE

Ton zilotin Ilian tis tropis mimoumenos, Imitating


to Vaptisti evthies tes trivis epomenos, Pater Antonie, tis erimou gegonas ikistis, ke tin ikoumenin estirixas evhes Sou. Dio presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas imon.
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the manner of Elijah the Zealot, and following the Straight Paths of John the Baptist, O Father Anthony, Thou colonised the desert, and Thou supported the Empire by Thy Prayers. Therefore, Intercede with Christ our God to Save our soul.
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Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. Pateron Antonie, ti akoresto storgi, tou Hristou ke to eroti, tin psihin kinoumenos, en erimis ezitisas, afton thorivous, ekklinas apantas, ke monos touto, mono omilisas, noi enoumenos, ke Fotos pliroumenos, O ke imon, tas psihas katavgason, ton animnounton Se.

Praise

Therefore pray to Christ our Saviour, that He Save our soul.

Pater

Father of

Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Ouranodromo


epivas skimati Thepesie, ton areton katelaves, tin akropolin di askiseos, ek tis erimou polevon, tis ano Ierousalem, ta iperkosmia, ke ton ek ponon agonon, axios ta gera komisamenos, tes Ouranies sinagalli, taxiarhies Pammakariste, ton eonion Agathos klironomos, ke tis Vasilias ikitor genomenos. Alla presveve Theofore Antonie, to Sotiri ton olon, irinefse ton kosmon, ke sose tas psihas imon.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit
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Fathers, St Anthony,Thy soul was moved by desire and insatiable Love for Christ, so Thou searched for Him alone in the desert and wilderness, where Thou avoided all tumults and noise, and thus conversed with Him one to one, alone, United noetically, also filled with Uncreated Light; with which now Illuminate the soul of us who Honour Thee.

Festal Stichera - Psalm 150 St Anthony -

Thou

Ke

Amin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

boarded a Chariot that rode the Heavens, and by Ascetic Endeavour Thou reached the Pinnacle of Virtue, O God-Inspired Saint. And coming from the desert, Thou reached the transcendent destination of the Jerusalem on High. Thou worthily received the Honours for Thy Laborious Efforts, and Thou rejoiced together with the Celestial Hierarchies, O All Blessed One, as an Heir to Eternal Blessings and Resident of the Kingdom. We pray Thee, O God-bearing Father Anthony, to intercede with the Saviour of all that He grant Peace to the world and that He Save our soul. and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen
TO
NE

Theotokion

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LAGAL

Despina prosdexe,
TH
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tas deisis ton doulon Sou, ke Litrose imas, apo pasis anagkis ke thlipeos.
GRE
AT

Lady, receive the Supplications of Thy servants, and Deliver us from all necessity and affliction.

OXOLOGY

One day, St Anthony saw the roof of the tomb opening and a ray of Light shone upon him. The demons instantly disappeared and he cried out: Where hast Thou been, O Merciful Jesus? Why Thou not appear from the very beginning to end my pain? Our Saviour replied: I was here, Anthony, but wanted to see Thy Struggle. Now, since Thou hast not yielded, I shall always help Thee and make Thy name known throughout all the world. After this Vision St Anthony was healed of his wounds and felt stronger than before. He was then thirty-five years of age. Having gained Spiritual Experience in his Struggle against the devil, St Anthony considered going into the Thebaid desert to serve the Lord, so he asked the Elder (to whom he had turned for Spiritual Guidance at the beginning of his Monastic Journey) to go into the desert with him, but the Elder, while Blessing him in the then unheard of exploit of being a Hermit, decided not to accompany St Anthony because of his advanced age. Consequently, St Anthony went into the desert alone, where again the devil tried to hinder him, by placing a large silver disc in his path, then gold, which St Anthonly ignored. Eventuarlly, he found an abandoned fort on the opposite bank of the river and settled there, after barricading the entrance with stones, and having arranged for his faithful friend to provide him with a little bread twice a year. St Anthony spent the next twenty years in complete isolation and constant Struggle against the demons until he finally achieved perfect serenity and Peace. Only then were his friends allowed to remove the stones from the entrance. They besought him to take them under his Spiritual Guidance, and soon St Anthonys cell was surrounded by several Monasteries, with him as their Spiritual Father as well as all those who went there in search of Eternal Salvation. He increased the zeal of the Monks, and inspired others to become Ascetics. He told them to always strive to please our Lord, and not to become faint-hearted in their Labours. He also urged them not to fear demonic assaults, but to repel the Enemy by the Great Power of the Life-giving Cross of our Lord and ceaseless Prayer. In 311 vicious persecution of Christians was instigated by Emperor Maximian, and wishing to suffer with the Holy Martyrs, St Anthony left the desert and went to Alexandria where he openly ministered to those in prison, attended the trials and interrogations of the Holy Confessors, and accompanied the Holy Martyrs to the place of execution. By the Divine Will of our Loving Lord St Anthony was kept safe for the Benefit of all Christians. When the persecution abated, St Anthony returned to the desert and continued his Spiritual Labours. Our Lord had granted St Anthony the Gift of Wonderworking, Exorcism - casting out demons and Healing by the Power of his Prayer. So many people went to him that it completely disrupted his solitude, so he went off still further, into the desert where he settled atop a high rock. But the Brethren of the Monasteries sought him out and begged him to visit their Communities. There was another occasion when St Anthony left the desert and went to Alexandria to defend the Orthodox Faith against the Manichaean and Arian heresies. Knowing that the name of St Anthony was venerated by all the Church, the Arians said that he adhered to their heretical teaching. However, St Anthony publicly denounced Arianism in front of everyone and in the presence of the Bishop. During his brief stay at Alexandria, he converted a great multitude of pagans to Christ, for people from all walks of life Loved the Saint and sought his advice. Pagan philosophers approached St Anthony with the intention of mocking him for his lack of education, but by his words he reduced them to stunned silence. And when Emperor Constantine the Great and his sons wrote to St Anthony, he replied - praising the Emperor for his belief in Christ, he advised him to remember the Future Judgment, and to know that Christ is the True King. St Anthony spent eighty-five solitary years in the desert. Shortly before his death, he told the Brethren that soon he would be taken from them. He instructed them to preserve the Orthodox Faith in its purity, to avoid any association with heretics, and not to be negligent in their Monastic Struggles. Strive to be United first with the Lord, and then with the Saints, ST ANTHONY THE GREAT 17 JANUARY

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so that after death they may receive you as familiar friends into the Everlasting Dwellings. The Saint instructed two of his disciples, who had attended him in the final fifteen years of his life, to bury him in the desert and not in Alexandria. He left one of his Monastic Mantles to St Athanasios of Alexandria and the other to St Serapion of Thmuis. St Anthony finally Reposed peacefully in 356, aged 105, and he was duly buried in the desert by his faithful disciples. The Life of the famed Ascetic, St Anthony the Great, was written by St Athanasios of Alexandria, which was the first biography of a Saint who was not a Martyr, and as it is considered to be one of the finest of St Athanasios writings, St John Chrysostom recommends that this Life be read by every Christian. St Athanasios wrote: These things are insignificant compared with St Anthonys Virtues but judge from them what the Man of God, Anthony, was like. From his youth until his old age, he kept his zeal for Asceticism, he did not give in to the desire for costly foods because of his age, nor did he alter his clothing because of the infirmity of his body. He did not even wash his feet with water. He remained very healthy, and he could see well because his eyes were sound and undimmed. Not one of his teeth fell out, but near the gums they had become worn due to his advanced age. He remained strong in his hands and feet.... He was spoken of everywhere, and was admired by everyone, and was sought even by those who had not seen him, which is evidence of his Virtue and of a soul dear to God. The following works of St Anthony have come down to us: Twenty Sermons on the Virtues, primarily Monastic (probably spurious). Seven Letters to various Egyptian Monasteries concerning Moral Perfection, and the Monastic Life as a Spiritual Struggle. A Rule for Monastics (not regarded as an authentic work of St Anthony). In the year 544 the Relics of St Anthony the Great were transferred to Alexandria, and after the conquest of Egypt by the Saracens in the seventh century, they were transferred to Constantinople. The Holy Relics were transferred from Constantinople in the tenth-eleventh centuries to a Diocese outside Vienna. In the fifteenth century they were taken to Arles (in France), to the Church of St Julian. May St Anthonys memory be Eternal and may he always intercede to our Lord for the Salvation of our soul.

us to the Port of knowing and doing Gods Will.

Lauds: The Praises to God

- Psalm 148

Pasa

AL L C R EA TIO N P RA IS ES TH E LO RD O U R G O D

Enite

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Let

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,


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everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. To Thee praise is due, O God. all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

Festal Stichera - Psalm 150 St Anthony - TONE

Enite Osie

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; O

praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty. Venerable Father, Anthony, when Thou had taken up Thy Cross upon Thy shoulders the Yoke of Christ Thou subdued the arrogance of Satan by means of the Cross. Thou populated the desert wilderness due to Thine Holy Life. Thou, O All Blessed One, art the pride and Joy of all Ascetics. Therefore always pray to Christ for Mercy on us.

Pater Antonie, Si ton zigon tou Hristou, epi omon aramenos, to Stavro tin eparsin, tou Satan katavevlikas, ke tas erimous, plis anedixas, dia tou tropou tis politias Sou. O pammakariste, Askiton to kavhima, dio Hriston apafstos iketeve, eleithine imas.

Enite

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara .

Praise O

Osie

Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

Pater Antonie, dia tin ontos zoin, en to mnimati keklise, midolos ptooumenos, prosvolas tou alastoros, tas mata ktipon ke kroton Osie. Tes de evhes Sou, taftas idafisas. O karteropsihe, tis erimou protarhe, dio ke nin, pantes Se gereromen, ke makarizomen.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Pisti


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise

venerable Father Anthony, Thou shut Thyself in the tomb for the sake of Life with God, and were not at all afraid of attacks by the evil one, nor of his beatings and noises that he made; for Thou destroyed them completely with Thy Prayers. Steadfast soul were Thee, First Ascetic of the desert. Therefore, now we correctly call Thee Blessed and rightly honour Thee. Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. render Honour to Thee, the Ascetic of Christ our God; for Thou joyfully sojourned in the desert for so many years. And clearly Thou were the greatest Teacher there. And for that reason we rightly cry to Thee: Thou, O All Blessed One, art the pride and Joy of every Monk and Nun. 17 JANUARY 13.

sinelthontes pantes Se, os Askitin tou Hristou, Se timomen Antonie. Gegithos gar odefsas, en erimis safestata, kathigitis te taftis egenou Pistos. Othen Si pantes, imis kravgazomen. O pammakariste, Monaston to kavhima, to Litroti,apafstos iketeve, is to sothine imas.

We have come in Faith, O Anthony, to

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ODI 7

Se

ODE 7

art my God.

Psalm 117 /118

ton en piri drosisanta, Pedas Theologisants, ke parthenon akirato enikisanta, Theon Logon imnoumen, efsevos melodountes. Evlogitos O Theos, O ton Pateron imon.

O Word of God Who in the midst of the


Fire hast dropped Dew upon the Children as they discoursed on things Divine, and who hast taken up Thy dwelling in the Pure Virgin: Thee do we praise as with piety we sing: O God of our Fathers, Blessed art Thou!

Theos
STIHOS

PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTI NG MERCY

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


VERSE 1:

1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou!

ODI 8

ODE 8

Theos

>Enoumen, Astekto

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion

ke

>We praise, we Bless and we worship Standing together in the unbearable fire
yet not harmed by the flame, the Children, Champions of Godliness, sang a Divine Hymn: O All you Works of the Lord: Bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever! the Lord!

STIHOS 2:

piri enothentes, i theosevias proestotes Neanei. Ti flogi de mi lovithentes, Thion Imnon emelpon. Evlogiete panta ta Erga ton Kyrion, ke iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas!
FICA

Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.


Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou! Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 2:

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Theos

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 3:

All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

MAGNI

STIHOS 3:

Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the Presentation

Theotoke, En

i Elpis panton ton Hristianon, Skepe, Frouri, Filatte tous Elpizontas is Se

Theos

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.


Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

Nomo Skia ke grammati, tipon katidomen i Pisti. Pan arsen, to tin mitran dianigon, Agion Theo. Dio Prototokon Logon Patros Anarhou Iion, Prototokoumenon Mitri, epirandro, Megalinomen

In the Shadow and the letter of the Law,


let us, the Faithful, discern a figure: every male child who opens the womb shall be Sanctified to God. Therefore, we Magnify the First Born Word and Son of the Father Without Beginning, the First Born Child of a Mother who had not known man.
TONE 3

Virgin Theotokos, Thou Hope of all Christians, Protect, Watch over and Guard all those who put their Hope in Thee.

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Festal Apolytikion St Anthony the Great

Ton zilotin Ilian tis tropis mimoumenos,


to Vaptisti evthies tes trivis epomenos, Pater Antonie, tis erimou gegonas ikistis, ke tin ikoumenin estirixas evhes Sou. Dio presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas imon.

SMA LL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


to Vaptisti evthies tes trivis epomenos, Pater Antonie, tis erimou gegonas ikistis, ke tin ikoumenin estirixas evhes Sou. Dio presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas imon. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

the manners of Elijah the Zealot, and following the Straight Paths of John the Baptist, O Father Anthony, Thou colonised the deaser, and Thou supported the Empire by Thy Prayers. Therefore, Intercede with Christ our God to Save our soul.

Imitating

Festal Exapostilarion St Anthony the Great -

En

somati diatelon, ton Angelon ton vion, ipilthes osper asarkos, ke to kosmo edihthis, fostir ailampestatos, ke tis pasin edixas, Antonie Theofore, Monazonton to kleos, Askiton i kalloni, ke ton Pateron i Doxa.

Thou

led an Angelic Life, as though Incorporeal, although Thou were in the body. And Thou shone upon the whole world resplendently, for Thou shone forth like an Ever Shinging Star, O Anthony, the God-Bearer, the Beauty of Ascetics, and the pride and Joy of Monks, and the Glory of the Fathers.

Ton zilotin Ilian tis tropis mimoumenos, Imitating

Ke

Now

the manners of Elijah the Zealot, and following the Straight Paths of John the Baptist, O Father Anthony, Thou colonised the deaser, and Thou supported the Empire by Thy Prayers. Therefore, Intercede with Christ our God to Save our soul. and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Theotokion

Amin. To

Amen
Theotokion

Elpis

tou kosmou Agathi, Theotoke Parthen, tin Sin amahon Despina, prostasian etoumen, i thlipsesi sishethentes, ke klidonizomeni, tou viou tes trikimies. Stison avras ton pathon, ke limena is Theos, embibason thelimaton.

Thou art the Good Hope of the world, O


Virgin Theotokos. We ask for Thine Invincible Protection, O All Holy Lady, for we are afflicted by troubles, and are also tossed about in lifes overwhelming billows. Stop the winds of the pasions, and direct 17 JANUARY

ap eonos Apokrifon ke Angelis Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotoke tis epi gis pefanerote. Theos en asighito enosi sarkoumenos. Ke Stavron ekousios iper imon katadexamenos. Di ou Anastisas ton

Theotokos, through Thee was revealed to us on earth, the Mystery, which was hidden from Eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting Natures without confusion, became Man and 17 JANUARY 5.

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ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas psihas imon.


SMA LL LITANY

accepted crucifixion voluntarily for our Salvation; by virtue of which Resurrecting mankind whom He had first created, He Saved our souls from Death.
TONE 4

Ti Ti Ti

afti imera, O Osios Ahillas en irini telioute. afti imera, Mnimi tou evsevous Vasileos Theodosiou tou Megalou. afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou Neomartyros Georgiou tou ex Ioanninon, Athlisantos en eti, aoli (1838) afton Agiis eleison imas. presvies, O Theos,

On On On By

this day, St Achillas Reposed in Peace. this day we Commemorate the Pious Emperor, St Theodosios the Great. this day we Commemorate the Holy New Martyr, St George of Ioannina, who contested in 1838. their Holy Intercessions, O God, have mercy on us.
TO
NE

First Festal Kathismata St Anthony -

Tin

psihin Sou desmefsas potho Hristou, ta geodi misisas panta safos, iilisthis Pater Osie, en erimis ke oresi. Tou gnostikou gar xilou, gefsamenos endoxe, os ex aditon mistis, Angelikos dielampsas. Othen ke ton gnofon, diavas tis sarkos Sou, to skotos edioxas, ton demonon makarie, Monazonton O prokritos. Presveve Hristo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian mnimin Sou.

When Thou

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Tin


psihin Sou desmefsas potho Hristou, ta geodi misisas panta safos, iilisthis Pater Osie, en erimis ke oresi. Tou gnostikou gar xilou, gefsamenos endoxe, os ex aditon mistis, Angelikos dielampsas. Othen ke ton gnofon, diavas tis sarkos Sou, to skotos edioxas, ton demonon makarie, Monazonton O prokritos. Presveve Hristo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian mnimin Sou.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, When Thou


and to the Holy Spirit

fettered Thy soul with the Love of Christ, and Thou clearly detested all things mundane, Thou lived in the wilderness and the mountains. And, tasting then of the Tree of Knowledge, Thou shone forth Angelically, as a Mystic of secrets, O Righteous Father Most Glorious. Therefore Thou transcended the dark cloud of carnality within Thee and drove away the demonic darkness, O Blessed One, first and chief of Monastics. Intercede with Chist our God, that He grant Forgiveness of offences to those who keep Thine All Holy Memory with Faith and Love.

Tes

Amin
ODI 1

Amen
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Katavasia of the Meeting/Presentation APO


DOSIS

/LEAVETA

KING

Herson

ODE 1

avissotokon, pedon ilios, epepolefse pote. Osi tihos gar epagi, ekaterothen idor, lao pezopontoporounti, ke thearestos melponti. Asomen to Kyrou. Endoxos gar Dedoxaste.

The

ODI 3

Ke

Amin Tin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

fettered Thy soul with the Love of Christ, and Thou clearly detested all things mundane, Thou lived in the wilderness and the mountains. And, tasting then of the Tree of Knowledge, Thou shone forth Angelically, as a Mystic of secrets, O Righteous Father Most Glorious. Therefore Thou transcended the dark cloud of carnality within Thee and drove away the demonic darkness, O Blessed One, first and chief of Monastics. Intercede with Chist our God, that He grant Forgiveness of offences to those who keep Thine All Holy Memory with Faith and Love.

To

ODE 3

sun once shone with its rays upon dry land in the midst of the deep. For the water on both sides became firm as a wall while the people crossed the sea on foot, offering this song acceptable to God: Let us sing to the Lord, for He has been greatly Glorified! Lord, the firm foundation of those who put their trust in Thee, do Thou confirm the Church, which Thou hast purchased with Thy Precious Blood.

stereoma, ton epi si pepithoton, stereoson Kyrie tin Ekklisian, in ektiso, to Timio Sou Emati.

ODI 4

ODE 4

Ekalipsen

Ouranous, i Areti Sou Hriste. Tis kivotou gar Proelthon, tou Agiasmatos Sou, tis Afthorou Mitros, en to Nao tis Doxis Sou, ofthis os vrefos agkaloforoumenos, ke eplirothi ta panta, tis Sis Eneseos.

Thy

ODI 5

ODE 5

Virtue, O Christ, has covered the Heavens, for proceeding forth from the Ark of Thy Sanctification, from Thine Undefiled Mother, Thou hast appeared in the Temple of Thy Glory as an Infant in arms, and the whole world has been filled with Thy praise.

Os

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

iden Iseas simvolikos, en Throno epirmeno Theon, ip Angelon Doxis Doriforoumenon, O talas! Evoa, ego! Pro gar idon Somatoumenon Theon. Fotos anesperou, ke Irinis Desponzonta

In

Theotokion
Sofian ke Logon en Si Gastri, sillavousa afrastos Mitir Theou to kosmo ekiisas, ton ton kosmon katehonta, ke en agkales eshes, ton

a figure Isaiah saw God upon a Throne, lifted up on high and borne in triumph by Angels of Glory; and he cried: Woe is me! For I have seen beforehand God made Flesh, Lord of the Light that knows no evening and King of Peace.

By Conceiving the Wisdom and Word of


God in Thy Womb without burning, O Mother of God, Thou brought forth into the world Him Who 17 JANUARY

ODI 6

Evoise Si, idon O Presvis, tis ofthalmis to The Elder, having seen with his eyes the
Sotirion, O lais epesti. Hriste:, Si Theos mou. Ek Theou Salvation that has come to the people, cried aloud to Thee: O Christ Who comes from God: Thou 17 JANUARY 11.

ODE 6

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ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

>Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton. Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou exaleipson to anomima mou.

>Through

the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions. Mercy on me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; and according to the abundance of Thy Compassion blot out my transgressions. Devout Father, the Proclamation of Thin Achievements went forth into all the earth. For Thy Labours Thou found the Reward in Heaven. Thou destroyed the arrays of demons, and Thou attained to the Orders of the Angels, whose Lifestyle Thou emulated blamelessly. Since Thou has confidence before our Lord, beseech Him to grant Peace to our soul.
2

Festal Idiomelon St Anthony Tone (6) Plagal 2

Eleimon,

Have

panta sinehonta, ke ek mazon ethilasas, ton pantas ektrefonta. Othen disopo Se, Panagia Parthene, risthine ptesmaton mou, otan mello paristasthe, pro prosopou tou Ktistou mou. Despina Parthene Agni tin Sin voithian tote mi dorise. Ke gar dinase, osa thelis Panimnite.

Osie

Pater, is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos ton katorthomaton Sou, di on en tis Ouranis, evres misthon tonkamaton Sou. Ton demonon olesas tas falangas, ton Angelon efthasas ta tagmata, on ton vion amemptos ezilosas. Parrisian ehon pros Kyrion, irinin etise tes psihes imon.

dominates all the world, and in Thine arms Thou held Him Who holds all things together, and who created nature and nourishes everything. Therfore, I implore Thee, O All Holy Virgin, and Faithfully Glorify, so that I be Delivered from my offences when I shall stand before Him Who created me. O Sovereign Lady, Virgin and Pure: I beg Thee: grant me Thine Assistance in that Hour: Thou can do whatever Thou will, O All Blameless One.
TO
NE

Second Festal Kathisma St Anthony-

(5) Plagal 1

Ton Askitin tou Kyriou imnis timisomen, Let


os nekrosanta pasas tas prosvolas ton pathon, di egkratias ke sterras ipomonis alithos, ke kateshinanta sfodros, ton antipalon ehthron, ke pasas toutou eparsis. Ke nin presvevonta to Kyrio eleithine tas psihas imon.

PRAYER

OF

Festal Kontakion St Anthony -TONE

SA

LVATION

Tous

viotikous thoivous aposamenos, isihastikos ton vion exetelesas, ton Vaptistin mimoumenos, kata panta tropon Osiotate, Sin afto oun Se Gereromen, PATERON PATER ANTONIE. tou Hristou fonis epakousas, eporevthis opiso ton aftou entolon, gymnos tou viou genomenos, ke aporripsas frontidas pasas ton hrimaton, ktimaton, ke iketon Sou, ke adelfis tin storgin, Theofore Antonie. Ke monos en tis erimis, to Theo omilon katharotata, gnoseos harin ilifas. In mi pempson imnin Se mellonti, PATERON PATER ANTONIE.

Thou retreated from the tumult of daily


life and led Thy Life in stillness, imitating John the Baptist in every way. We honour Thee and him together, O Most Holy FATHER OF FATHERS, SAINT ANTHONY!

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


os nekrosanta pasas tas prosvolas ton pathon, di egkratias ke sterras ipomonis alithos, ke kateshinanta sfodros, ton antipalon ehthron, ke pasas toutou eparsis. Ke nin presvevonta to Kyrio eleithine tas psihas imon.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

us honour with Hymns the Ascetic of the Lord, for he mortified every assault of passion all by resolute endurance truly, and self-control; he also greatly put to shame the adversarial foe with all his arrogant boasting. And now the Saint Intercedes with our Lord for Mercy on our soul.

Ton Askitin tou Kyriou imnis timisomen, Let

Festal Oikos St Anthony the Great

Tis

Heeding

the Voice of the Lord, Thou followed after His Commandments. Thou stripped off worldly life, and rid Thyself of all concern for money, property and servants, and even the Love of Thy sister, O God-Bearer, St Anthony. Then Thou most clearly conversed with God alone, and Thou received the Grace of Spiritual Knowledge. Send me this Knowledge, as I sing Thy praises, O Most Holy FATHER OF FATHERS, SAINT ANTHONY. the 17th day of this month we Commemorate our devout Holy Father, St Anthony the Great. this day we Commemorate our Devout and God-bearing Father and Wonderworker, St Anthony the New, who lived as an Ascetic in a Skete in Beroea. 17 JANUARY

Ke

Amin Here

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

us honour with Hymns the Ascetic of the Lord, for he mortified every assault of passion all by resolute endurance truly, and self-control; he also greatly put to shame the adversarial foe with all his arrogant boasting. And now the Saint Intercedes with our Lord for Mercy on our soul.

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Theotokion
Pili Kyriou i adiodeftos, in proekirixan pantes i Dikeotati, ke O Profitis Daniil, Oros alaxefton, ke David O melodos, Sin Moisi ke tis lipis, Vaton ke Stamnon ke Ravdon, Nefelin Pilin ke Thronon, Mega Oros anadihthisan imin.

O impassable Gateway of God the Lord,


Rejoice! Thou art She whom the Righteous of old clearly foretold. Prophet Daniel called Thee Unquarried Mountain, Bush and Jar and Rod and Cloud, Gate and Throne and also Great Mountain Thou were truly called by the Psalmist, David, and Moses, and all the others. Thou were revealed thus to us.

Synaxarion 17 January

Ti Ti

IZ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tis Osiou Patros imon Antoniou tou Megalou. afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou ke Theoforou Patros imon ke Thavmatourgou Antoniou tou Neou, tou en ti Dkiti tis Verrias askisantos.

On On

10.

ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

17 JANUARY

7.

Third Festal Kathisma St Anthony the Great Tone (8) Plagal 4

Triadiki Monadi, Ierokrifios

Tous

thorivous tou viou katalipon, ton Stavron Sou ep omon analavon, olon anatethikas, seafton to Kyrio Sou. Ke sarkos exo Pater, ke kosmou genomenos, tou Agiou gegonas, sinomilos Pnevmatos. Othen ke pros zilon, tous laous diegiron, tas polis ekenosas, tas erimous epolisas, Theofore Antonie. Presveve Histo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian Mnimin Sou.

Thou withdrew from the tumult of daily


life, and Thou took up Thy Cross and denied Thyself, and Thou dedicated Thyself entirel to the Lord. Thou attained a Spiritual State, not of flesh and world, and Thou became conversant with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Thou inspired Zeal for God in the people. Thou emptied the cities and populated the wilderness, O God-bearer Anthony. Intercede with Christ our God, that He grant forgiveness of offences to us who lovingly honour and celebrate Thy Memory.

Ke

Amin >Agio

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

Illumined by the Triune Unity in Mystic Holiness.

Pnevmati, anavlizi ta tis Haritos reithra, arthevonda, apasan tin ktisin pros Zoogonion.

Amen >From

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. the Holy Spirit do the streams of Grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that Life can be produced.

Festal Prokeimenon

Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos tou Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri panton, What Timios
n antapedoken imin? enantion Kyriou O thanatos tou Osiou aftou. Panta mi paredothi ipo tou Patros Mou. Osiou aftou. death of His Holy One. shall we offer to the Lord for all He renders us?

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the


death of His Holy One.

Tone 4

Holy Gospel According to St Matthew 11 : 27 30

To Foti lampomenos, to aprosito, os astir By


exelampsas, en tes erimis, didahes, katafotizon Antonie, tous adistakto psihi prosiontas Si.

Ipen O Kyrios tis eaftou Mathies:


the Light Ineffable Thou were Illumined; in the desert wilderness Thou were resplendent like a star, and by Thy Teachings Illumined all who came to Thee with a sure soul, O Anthony

Our

Ke

Ke

Amin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

oudis epiginoski ton IIon i mi O Patir, oude ton Patera tis epiginoski i mi O IIos ke O ean voulite O IIos apokalipse. pros me pantes i kopiontes ke pefortismeni, kago anapafso imas. ton zigon mou ef imas ke Mathete ap emou, oti praos imi ke tapinos ti kardia, ke evrisete anapafsin tes psihes imon.

Amen The

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Defte

And no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father, except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.

Lord said to His Disciples: All Things have been Delivered to Me by My Father.

Come to me, all you who Labour, and Take


are heavy laden, and I will grant you rest. My Yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I Am Gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.

Theotokion

Epelefsi

Pnevmatos, tou Panagiou, tou Patros ton sinthronon, ke Omoousion Foni, Agni Angelou sinelaves, Theokiitor, Adam i Anaklisis.

All Holy Spirit came upon Thee, O Virgin, at the Angels Voice, and Thou Conceived the coessential Son of God the Fahter, Who shares the Throne, O Restoration of Adam, and Mother of God.
TO
NE

Arate O

gar zigos mou hristos ke to fortion Mou elafron estin.


LM

For My Yoke is easy; and My Burden is


light.
TONE 2

Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi From


al aftos andilavou, ke soson, Sotir mou. [2]

Festal Antiphons

PSA

50

Hymns of
exalipson ta egklimaton. plithi ton

Divine M ercy
emon

misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe apexirameni. [2]

Those

my youth up many passions have warred against me. But do Thou succour and save me, O Saviour. [2] who hate Zion shall be put to confusion by the Lord; like grass in the fire shall they be withered up. [2]

>Tes tou SOU OSIOU, presvies, Eleimon, >Through > Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati >Tes
Ke
tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

the Intercessions of THY HOLY MONASTIC, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

>Through
Now

> Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Agio


8. Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, katharsi, ipsoute, lambrinete, ke ti

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Through


and to the Holy Spirit

the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions. and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. 17 JANUARY

the Holy Spirit is every soul quickened and exalted in purity, and 17 JANUARY

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Amen

ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

9.