St. Anthony the Great
The latest addition to the "City of God" series depicts St. Anthony the Great, who lived in Egypt from from 251 to 356 AD. He is one of the Desert Fathers, but is also distinguished as the "Father of all Monks". This video features Ikos 9 of the Akathist to St. Anthony the Great. The background music is Patrick Lenk's recording of the Jesus Prayer in Russian. St. Anthony's struggle against demons during his life in the desert has inspired artists through the centuries, from Byzantine icons, to Hieronymous Bosch in the 16th century, to Salvador Dali in the 20th century.
oil on carved wood, 9" x 28"