Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Far Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

Having departed from worldly tumults, / In leaving the world you followed Christ according to the Gospel. / You reached the quiet refuge of the Holy Mount Athos, / Living there a life equal to the angels. / Therefore, with the blessing of the Fathers, / You came to the Kievan hills. / There having fulfilled a life loving of labors, / You illumined your homeland. / And having shown a multitude of monastics / The pathway leading to the heavenly kingdom, / You led them to Christ. / Beseech him, O Venerable Anthony, / That he may save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

From your youth you gave yourself to God whom you loved above all, O Venerable One; / And in love you followed after him with your whole soul. / Scorning the passing corruption of the world, you made a cave in the earth; / And in it you struggled nobly facing the snares of the invisible enemy, / While illumining the ends of the earth like a bright, shining sun. / Therefore, with rejoicing you entered into the heavenly chambers. / Standing now before the throne of the Master together with the angels, / Remember us who honor your holy memory, / That we may cry out to you: Rejoice, Anthony our Holy Father!