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Icons of St. Anthony the Roman, Wonderworker, Abbot of Novgorod

Feast: Aug. 3

St. Anthony was born in Rome, in 1086, of devout parents. At that time, the Roman Church was departing from the universal Church in Schism, and those who remained faithful to the Orthodox Church were persecuted by the Roman clergy. St. Anthony was among those persecuted.  He gave away his goods and became a monk. Standing upon a rock in the sea, he lived an ascetic life for 14 months. Then the rock, by a strange providence, parted from its base, and it floated through the waters to Novgorod in Rus'. There Archbishop Nikita welcomed St. Anthony and helped him build a church to the Mother of God, which later became a monastery, St. Anthony becoming its abbot. He was glorified by God with great miracles, and died in deep peace in 1147 or 1148. Holy Venerable Father Anthony, pray to God for us! 

Top Icon: Russian, of unknown provenance.

Next Icon: Russian, of unknown provenance.

Next Icon: Russian, of unknown provenance. All the above icons are from the website

Bottom Icon: Russian Icon of the Novgorod school


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St. John Cassian Press does not "carry," i.e., reproduce, sell, or stock these icons. Those who wish to acquire icons should contact the icon's producer / distributor, if shown; otherwise, an icon maker or distributor should be contacted (a cursory list appears on the main Icons page). 

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Last update: 07/20/2007