synaxis

Today the Orthodox Church (New Calendar) commemorates the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels!

Supreme Leaders of the Heavenly Hosts, we implore you that by your prayers you will encircle us, unworthy as we are, with the protection of the wings of your immaterial glory and guard us who fall down before you and fervently cry: deliver us from dangers, for you are the commanders of the powers above.

-Troparion of the Feast, Tone 4

First of all monks, your name they hail, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Charity has gained such heights for you, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Wonderworker known for favors gained, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Humbly you obeyed with strength and love, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Shield for those who came to seek your aid, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Healer of all ills and guide for souls, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Spring and treasure house of charity, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Ever shining star and lamp of light, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Table of the Law and Gospel book, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Guide of those in doubt and ignorance, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Lamp of those who walk in darkness now, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Light of Holy Mother Church, your merits shines, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Peace for those who dread the enemy, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Gladness for the sad, strength for the tried, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Faithful to your word and ever true, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Sun of monks and nuns and start for all, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Temple arch who holds the power of God, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

V. Pray for us, Great Saint Antony

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

 Let us Pray:

Father Antony, you equaled Elias in his zeal and followed John the Baptist in his holy way of life. You peopled the wilderness and established the world on the firm foundation of your prayers. Intercede with Christ God that He may save our souls. Amen

Troparion (TONE 4) Melkite Catholic Divine Liturgy for St. Antony

We pray for the safekeeping of this holy church 

and this city, and of all cities and towns 

from pestilence, famine, earthquake, flood, fire and the sword, 

from invasion of enemies, civil war, and unforeseen death; 

and that our good God, who loveth mankind, 

will be graciously favourable and easily entreated, 

and will turn away from us all the wrath stirred up against us, 

and deliver us from all his righteous chastisement 

which impendeth against us, and have mercy on us. 

–MELKITE APPEAL FOR PRAYER FOR ARAB COUNTRIES

May God, who sees all things, 

and who is the Ruler of all spirits 

and the Lord of all flesh – 

who chose our Lord Jesus Christ and us 

through Him to be a peculiar people – 

grant to every soul 

that calls upon His glorious and holy Name, 

faith, 

fear, 

peace, 

patience, 

long-suffering, 

self-control, 

purity, 

and sobriety, 

to the well-pleasing of His Name, 

through our High Priest and Protector, Jesus Christ, 

by whom be to Him glory, and majesty, and power, and honour, 

both now and for evermore. Amen.

–Clement of Rome, Epistle 1, ch. 58