Thou didst protect thy flock with thy blood,/ not fearing thine adversaries./ Now thou dost rejoice in heaven,/standing before the throne./ Glory to Christ Who has strengthened thee; glory to thy courage;/ glory to thine endurance, O holy Heiromartyr Anthimus.
Enlightened by grace and taught the faith by the chosen vessel of Christ,/ thou wast found worthy of the diaconate/ and didst bring Paul's words to Rome./ O Deaconess Phoebe, pray to Christ our God/ that His Spirit may enlighten our souls.
Dedicated as God's priest from thy youth,/ thou didst spurn all worldly aims./ O righteous Theoctistus, thou wast radiant in thy solitude/ and strict in the training of monks./ Guide those who come to thee and lead them in the way of salvation.
Having learned thy faith from Ireland's Enlightener, O holy MacNis,/ thou didst found a shining beacon of the True Faith, the Monastery of Kells,/ from which was bequeathed to Christ's Church a treasure of piety and wonder, which is with us to this day./ Inspired by thine example, O Saint, we beseech thee to intercede with Christ our God/ that we may be given grace to follow thee in the way of salvation.
Illustrious priest and steadfast martyr,/ Anthimus worthy of praise:/ thou didst assail idol-worship/ and champion thy flock who fervently cry out to thee:/ By thine intercessions deliver us from dangers.
Paul proclaimed thee a protector of many/ and thou didst become his helper./ Hearken to those who approach thee with faith/ and who cry out to thee with love:/ Rejoice glory of Corinth and pride of Achaia;/ rejoice thou lamp of Cenchrea,/ rejoice, O Deaconess Phoebe.
Thou didst keep thy soul pure and present it to God as His creation./ Enlightened by Him, Theoctistus, thou didst rise to the peak of endeavour./ By thy works thou hast confirmed the grace that was given thee.