The religious suppression led him to develop an interest in theology already at the primary school where he faced forceful resocialization. “Everything religious was labelled as outmoded, feudalistic, anti-social, non-modern.” At the age of 15, he used to play the organ in the church in the village of Ražňany. During his studies at the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology of Cyril and Methodius, Comenius University in Bratislava, he was active in a community of theology students called Tatran (1970 – 1973) and he continued these activities even after his graduation, until 1976. At the same time, he used to play the bass guitar in a band called Loving Teenagers (1969 – 1973). In 1971, the management of the faculty noticed their activities and expelled the members of the band from the university. They used this year of break for activities in the field of gospel music. They were supported by priests in Prague where Loving Teenagers were active (1971 – 1972). After graduating from the Faculty of Theology of Comenius University in Bratislava (1973), Anton Fabian was ordained a priest. From 1976 to 1979, he was a chaplain in Bardejov, Snina and Stropkov.
Because of his popularity among the youth, he was not promoted to a parish priest but remained only an administrator of the parish of Vinné near the town of Michalovce. From 1980 to 1989, he was an administrator in Hýľov in the Košice-okolie District. In 1980, along with priest Július Chalupa, Anton Fabian established a recording studio in Hýľov where they used to record and distribute gospel albums. After 1989, he continued his studies in Lublin and Rome.Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Catholic University in Ružomberok. From 2007 to 2010, he was the head of the Department of Social Work at the Faculty of Arts of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. He is a homilist and, since 2014, an ecclesiastical judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Košice Archdiocese.
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