Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Siya, Novgorod - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 1

You renounced the world in favor of the spirit, / Seeking the one God with your whole heart, O Anthony. / You retreated to a far wilderness, near waters, / In tears and labors living the angelic life. / You gathered a multitude of monks in your wisdom. / Visit them and cease not to implore the Holy Trinity / To deliver us from evil / And to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

From your youth you exhausted your flesh by fasting and prayer, / And taking up your cross, you followed Christ. / Having joyfully completed your journey to heaven, / You stand with the saints before the Holy Trinity. / Now visit your flock and remember those who honor you, / That all the faithful may cry out in thanksgiving: / Rejoice, O wise and righteous Anthony, guide of desert-dwellers!