“Blessed is the man…” is sung.
At Psalm 140
In Tone 1
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!
When the love of God took possession of you, venerable Anthony,
you began to look upon the enticements of the world as vain.
For this reason you left your homeland and settled on the Holy Mountain.
There, among the father, your virtues have shone forth like a light.
Pray to Christ, Whom you have served already from your youth,
for the enlightenment and salvation of our souls.
Let Yours ears be attentive* to the voice of my prayer.