Troparia and kontakia for January 17

Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

Troparion — Tone 4

You imitated the ways of zealous Elijah, / and followed the straight path of John the Baptist. / You became a desert dweller / and strengthened the world by your prayers. / Father Anthony, intercede with Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You rejected the tumult of this life / and lived your life to the end in solitude, / imitating the Baptist in every way. / With him we honor you, most venerable Anthony, foundation of the Fathers.