Saint Antony Glorification Hymn PDF Print E-mail
Melody for St. Antony the Great

In the Church of the first-born
in the pure assembly
living in all piety
Peniot Ava Antonious
He is in a glorious state
with those who wear the schema
in the rite of the Seraphim
Peniot...
With spiritual prayers
living a godly life
you consecrated the desert
Peniot...
With struggles in prayers
for many decades
and tears in prostrations
Peniot...
In ascetic fastings
for days at a time
with a vigilant soul
Peniot...
Ascetic in pleasures
concerned with Godly matters
and spiritual mediations
Peniot...
You were given the spirit of Elijah
and the prophetess, Anna
and John, the son of Zachariah
Peniot...
The devils feared
your honest heart
and your constant prayers
Peniot...
They fought against you for a long time
they tried all possibilities
by all means and methods
Peniot...
They reminded you of your sister
in order to worry you
so that you may return
Peniot...
They scattered gold and money
before you on the mountain
glittering in the midst of the sand
Peniot...
They came to you with music and songs
and images of women
to make you fall in fornication
Peniot...
They came to you in the form of lions
leopards and tigers
and with sounds of thunder
Peniot...
They came to you with their malice
to scare you with their visions
your humility abased them
Peniot...
You cried, "O ye strong-ones
why this obstinence
I am sand and dust
Peniot...
I am amazed at your assembly
in my weakness and your appearance
I am the weakest of the least of you."
Peniot...
O high tower of protection
O example for the meek
you were humble before the devils
Peniot...
Mentor and exemplar
for all the generations
O dweller of the mountains
Peniot...
Example for virginity
and spiritual power
and the calmness of the desert
Peniot...
As a scent of incense
like the melodies of the Psalms
your life is light from light
Peniot...
O great in your struggles
O wise in your counsels
intercede on behalf of your children
Peniot...
We have not lived your life
nor have practiced your ways
so remember us in your prayers
Peniot...
Intercede for our iniquities
and our weak nature
during our estrangement
Peniot...
 
 
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