Our Righteous Father John of Sinai, author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"
Short overview of the life of St. John Climacus and his importance in the Orthodox Church.
St. John Climacus
Sometimes called Scholasticus or the Sinaita. Article in the Catholic Encyclopedia on the sixth-century Syrian abbot of Mt. Sinai. He is called "Climacus" because he wrote the spiritual classic "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," "Klimax" being the Greek for "ladder."
St. John Climacus, Abbot
From Alban Butler's Lives of the Saints.
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