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St. John the Baptist GOC

4th Sunday of Lent - Orthros and Divine Liturgy/St. John Climicus

He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity

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4th Sunday of Lent - Orthros and Divine Liturgy/St. John Climicus
4th Sunday of Lent - Orthros and Divine Liturgy/St. John Climicus

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2023, 8:45 AM

St. John the Baptist GOC, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA

About The Event

This Saint gave himself over to the ascetical life from his early youth. Experienced both in the solitary life of the hermit and in the communal life of cenobitic monasticism, he was appointed Abbot of the Monastery at Mount Sinai and wrote a book containing thirty homilies on virtue. Each homily deals with one virtue, and progressing from those that deal with holy and righteous activity (praxis) unto those that deal with divine vision (theoria), they raise a man up as though by means of steps unto the height of Heaven. For this cause his work is called "The Ladder of Divine Ascent." The day he was made Abbot of Sinai, the Prophet Moses was seen giving commands to those who served at table. Saint John reposed in 603, at eighty years of age.

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