Saints2 – John Climacus

EpiLadder_of_Divine_Ascent_(Russia)sode Fifteen in The Lives of the SaintsSecond Series was uploaded to the Web last week.  It celebrates the life of St. John Climacus, 7th C. abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, and includes many colorful illustrations on the author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent, one of the most important books of the early church in the realm of Christian Spirituality.

Not generally well-known in the Western Church tradition, The Ladder, is quite famous in the Eastern Church. The episode includes a reading of St. John’s text on the 30th step on the ladder.  The illustration is a Russian Orthodox icon of unknown date.and which is in the public domain.

Watch Episode Fifteen      Listen to the Podcast

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  Glory be to God for all things!  Amen!

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Fr. Shibley retired from pulpit ministry at Epiphany A.D. 2014. Since then he devotes his spare time to this online ministry producing videos, podcasts and books explaining traditional Christian theology and liturgy in layman's language with a minimum of technical or theological terms, and making them available either free or at reasonable cost.

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