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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa Archdiocese of Good Hope Matins Festal Hymns
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
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17 January
St Anthony the Great
Also The Feast Of St Anthony Of Verias – St George The
New Martyr Of Jannina – St Anthony Of Dymsk,
Novogrod – St Anthony Of Black Lake, Chernoezero
– St Anthony Of Krasny Kholm – St Theodosios The
Great & Holy Emperor – St Achilles The Confessor
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St Anthony the Great

St Anthony the Great St Anthony the Great is known as the ‘Father of Monasticism,’ and

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

you would be Perfect, go, sell what you possess and give it to ”

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 Life-giving 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 Anthony’s 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.

Young Man:

If

the poor, and you will have Treasure in Heaven; and come follow Me

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Ton zilotin Ilian tis tropis mimoumenos,

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.

to Vaptisti

Imitating 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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Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen

Soson imas Iie Theou, O en

Hristo.

Agiis Thavmastos.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, Who art wondrous in the Saints.

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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.

Imitating the manners of Elijah the Zealot, and following the straight Path 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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O Mitran Parthenikin Agiasas to Tko Sou, ke hiras tou Symeon Evlogisas os eprepe, profthasas ke nin esosas imas Hriste O Theos. All’ irinefson en polemis to politevma, ke krateoson Vasilis ous igapisas, O Monos Philanthropos!

Thou Sanctified the Virginal Womb by Thy Birth, O Lord, and Blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O christ God; and even now thou came and Saved us. Now, give Peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so Loved by Thee, the only One Who Loves humanity.

Leaders, so Loved by Thee, the only One Who Loves humanity. S T A N T

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Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Pater 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.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

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

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

Father of 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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

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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.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Thou 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.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen

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

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

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However, at midnight, St Anthony regained consciousness and asked his friend to carry him back to the tombs. St Anthony’s 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. 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 Anthony’s 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.

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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, 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 Anthony’s 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

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:

worn due to his advanced age. He remained strong in his hands and feet

Seven Letters to various Egyptian Monasteries concerning Moral Perfection, and the Monastic Life as a Spiritual Struggle.

Twenty Sermons on the Virtues, primarily Monastic (probably spurious).

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 Anthony’s memory be Eternal and may he always intercede to our Lord for the Salvation of our soul.

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us to the Port of knowing and doing God’s Will.

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ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Let 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.

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

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Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.

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Enite

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Afton

kata

Osie 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.

Osie 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. Enite Afton en hordes ke organo.

Pisti 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.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.

O 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.

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

O 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.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute.

We have come in Faith, O Anthony, to

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.

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

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Astekto 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!

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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!”

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We praise, we Bless and we worship the Lord!

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!

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Elpis

panton

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

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

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.

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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.

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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 life’s overwhelming billows. Stop the winds of the pasions, and direct

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The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Evlogimenos

O

erhomenos

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us. Blessed is He Who comes in the

Onomati Kyriou!

 

Name of the Lord!

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1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti

agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou!

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Give thanks to the Lord, for

His Mercy endures

He

forever!

is Good;

Theos

Kyrios

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Epefanen

imin.

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Evlogimenos

O

erhomenos

en

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the

Onomati Kyriou!

 

Name of the Lord!

S T I H O S 2 : Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.

V E R S E 2 : All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

Theos

Kyrios

ke

Epefanen

imin.

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Evlogimenos

O

erhomenos

en

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the

Onomati Kyriou!

 

Name of the Lord!

S T I H O S 3 : Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.

V E R S E 3 : This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Theos

Kyrios

ke

Epefanen

imin.

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Evlogimenos

O

erhomenos

en

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the

Onomati Kyriou!

 

Name of the Lord!

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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.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

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.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin.

Imitating 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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Imitating 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.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

T H E O T O K I O N

To 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

O 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

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Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas psihas imon.

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

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F E S T A L

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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.

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.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

When Thou 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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

When Thou 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.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

T H E O T O K I O N

Tin

Logon en Si Gastri,

sillavousa afrastos Mitir Theou to kosmo ekiisas, ton ton kosmon katehonta, ke en agkales eshes, ton

Sofian

ke

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

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Ti afti imera, O Osios Ahillas en irini telioute.

On this day, St Achillas Reposed in Peace.

Ti

afti

imera,

Mnimi

tou

evsevous

On this day we Commemorate the

Vasileos Theodosiou tou Megalou.

Pious Emperor, St Theodosios the Great.

Ti

afti

imera,

Mnimi tou Agiou

On this day we Commemorate the

Neomartyros Georgiou tou ex Ioanninon, Athlisantos en eti, aoli

Holy New Martyr, St George of Ioannina, who contested in 1838.

(1838)

Tes afton

Agiis

eleison imas.

Amin

presvies,

O

Theos,

By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have mercy on us.

Amen

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O D I

1

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

O D I

3

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

O D I

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.

O D I

5

Os 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

O D I

6

O D E

1

The 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!

O D E

3

O 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.

O D E

4

Thy 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.

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5

In 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.”

O D E

6

Evoise Si, idon O Presvis, tis ofthalmis to

The Elder, having seen with his eyes the

Sotirion, O lais epesti. Ek Theou

Salvation

that

has

come

to

the

Hriste:, Si Theos mou.

people,

cried

aloud

to

Thee:

O

Christ Who comes from God: Thou

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Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,

Through the Intercessions of the

exalipson

ta

plithi

ton

emon

Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out

egklimaton.

the multitude of our transgressions.

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2

Eleimon, Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos

Have Mercy on me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; and according

ton iktirmon Sou exaleipson to

to

the

abundance

of Thy

anomima mou.

Compassion

blot

out

my

transgressions.

 

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.

P R A Y E R

O F

S A L V A T I O N

O 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.

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K O N T A K I O N

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Tous viotikous thoivous aposamenos, isihastikos ton vion exetelesas, ton Vaptistin mimoumenos, kata panta tropon Osiotate, Sin afto oun Se Gereromen, 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!

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I K O S

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G R E A T

Tis 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.

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.

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Ti IZ’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tis Osiou Patros imon Antoniou tou Megalou.

Ti afti imera,

Mnimi tou Osiou ke

Theoforou Patros imon ke Thavmatourgou Antoniou tou Neou, tou en ti Dkiti tis Verrias askisantos.

On the 17 th day of this month we Commemorate our devout Holy Father, St Anthony the Great.

On 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.

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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.

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.

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Ton Askitin tou Kyriou imnis timisomen, 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.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Ton Askitin tou Kyriou imnis timisomen, 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.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Let 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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Let 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.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

T H E O T O K I O N

Here 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.

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F E S T A L

K A T H I S M A

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Mystic Holiness.

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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.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

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4

To Foti lampomenos, to aprosito, os astir exelampsas, en tes erimis, didahes, katafotizon Antonie, tous adistakto psihi prosiontas Si.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

By 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

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

T H E O T O K I O N

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

The All Holy Spirit came upon Thee, O Virgin, at the Angel’s Voice, and Thou Conceived the coessential Son of God the Fahter, Who shares the Throne, O Restoration of Adam, and Mother of God.

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A N T I P H O N S

T O N E

4

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

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

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen

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

F E S T A L

P R O K E I M E N O N

Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos tou Osiou aftou.

Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri panton, n antapedoken imin?

Timios enantion Kyriou O thanatos tou Osiou aftou.

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the death of His Holy One.

What shall we offer to the Lord for all He renders us?

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the death of His Holy One.

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G O S P E L

A C C O R D I N G

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1

:

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3 0

Ipen O Kyrios tis eaftou Mathies: Panta mi paredothi ipo tou Patros Mou.

Ke oudis epiginoski ton IIon i mi O Patir, oude ton Patera tis epiginoski i mi O IIos ke O ean voulite O IIos apokalipse.

Defte pros me pantes i kopiontes ke pefortismeni, kago anapafso imas.

Arate

imas ke

Mathete ap emou, oti praos imi ke tapinos ti kardia, ke evrisete anapafsin tes psihes imon.

O gar zigos mou hristos ke to fortion Mou elafron estin.

ton

zigon

mou

ef’

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

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.

Come to me, all you who Labour, and are heavy laden, and I will grant you rest.

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

For My Yoke is easy; and My Burden is light.

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Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi

Sotir

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

I misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou

os hortos gar, piri esesthe

Kyriou;

apexirameni. [2]

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.

Agio Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, ke katharsi, ipsoute, lambrinete, ti Triadiki Monadi, Ierokrifios

From my youth up many passions have warred against me. But do Thou succour and save me, O Saviour. [2]

Tes tou SOU OSIOU, presvies, Eleimon,

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

exalipson

ta plithi ton emon

egklimaton.

Those who hate Zion shall be put to

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

 

confusion by the Lord;

like grass

in the fire shall they be withered up. [2]

Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,

Through the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

exalipson

ta

plithi

ton

emon

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

egklimaton.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the Ages Ages.

of

 

Amin

Amen

Through the Holy Spirit is every soul quickened and exalted in purity, and Illumined by the Triune Unity in

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