Episode Fifteen in The Lives of the Saints – Second 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.
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