Homily on St John of Climacus

Homily on St John of Climacus

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrate St. John the Sinaite, also known as St. John “Climacus” (Ladder). Although the Saint’s feast day is on March 30th, the Church wants to highlight the narrow path of asceticism and virtue on this particular...

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4th Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period , then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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4th Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period , then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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The ways of those that remember injuries [lead] to death (Proverbs 12, 28)

The ways of those that remember injuries [lead] to death (Proverbs 12, 28)

Hierodeacon Filaretos, Monastery of the Holy Lavra, Kalavryta   According to Saint John of the Ladder, resentment is a poison in the soul, an estrangement from love and a continuous sin. This is why, of all the requests in the Lord’s Prayer, only one is accompanied by a caveat. In...

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