|Saint Anthony of Antioch,
Priest and Martyr, 266-302
This saint figures in the Acta of SS. Julian of Antioch and Companions collected in the Acta Sanctorum for January 9. In the story twenty soldiers in Antioch and the son of the Prefect are imprisoned for accepting Christianity. Seven Christian brothers then lead the priest Anthony into the prison so that the converts can be baptized. For this Anthony has his eyes pulled out with hooks, and all of them are put to the sword.1
Feast day: January 9 (Catholic), January 8 (Orthodox)
At left, Antonio Zanchi, The Martyrdom of Saint Anthony
Hagiography: The Martyrologium Romanum has this in the entry for January 9:
Julianus vero … Marciani Praesidis jussu, plurimis tormentis cruciatus, capitalem sententiam accepit. Cum ipso etiam Antonius Presbyter, et Anastasius … et Celsus puer cum hujus matre Marcionilla, ac septem fratres, alliique plurimi passi sunt.
And Julian indeed … at the order of the Prefect Marcian, after suffering many tortures, received a sentence of death. With him also were the priest Anthony, and Anastasius … and the child Celsus with his mother Marcionilla. Also seven brothers and many others suffered the same.
1The complete Acta is on pages 575-87 of January volume 1. The baptism and the martyrdom are on pages 582 and 586 respectively. A brief life of these martyrs follows the Acta, but it does not mention Anthony by name.