Jan. 17: ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT. Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text.


January 17 ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text. Called the Patriarch of Monks, St. Anthony (251-356) retired to the desert when he was eighteen years old. He was the first abbot to form a stable rule for his family of monks dedicated to the divine Service. He led an austere life…