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Anthony of the Kiev Caves

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[[Image:Anthony and Theodosius of Kiev Caves.jpg|right|frame|Ss. Anthony and Theodosius of the Kiev Caves]]
Our venerable father '''Anthony of the Kiev Caves''' was one of the founders of the [[Monastery of the Kiev Caves]]. His [[feast day]] is on [[September 2]]with [[Theodosius of the Kiev Caves|St. Theodosius]], and on [[July 10]], when an appearance of the Mother of God foretold of his impending death.
Many miraculous happening have been recorded associated with St. Anthony, including the appearance of the Mother of God before Ss. Anthony and Theodosius in the Blachernae church in Constantinople, without their leaving their own monastery, at which the Mother of God foretold the death of Anthony. He died on [[May 7]], 1073, and his [[relics]], through divine providence, remain concealed.
[[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!

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