ABBA SAINT ANTHONY
Emulating the ways of Elias the zealot,
and following the straight paths of the Baptist,
O Father Anthony, thou madest of the wilderness a city,
and didst support the world by thy prayers.
Wherefore intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
Thou leftest behind all earthly cares and turbulence,
and leddest a life of stillness and tranquility,
emulating John the Baptist in every way,
O most righteous one. wherefore,
We acclaim thee with him, O first of the Fathers, Father Anthony.