Sunday of St. John Climacus

"And Jesus said to him, 'If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.` Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, 'I believe; help my unbelief!'"
(Mark 9:23-25)


Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: Sunday of Saint John Climacus

On March 30 and on the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Climacus due to his authorship of the great spiritual work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. His commemoration is designated by the Church on one of the Sundays of Lent as his life and writings affirm him as a supreme bearer and proponent of Christian asceticism. The ascetic example of this great Saint of the Church inspires us in our Lenten journey.

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Let Your Light Shine

With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O John, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.

(Apolytikion of the Sunday of St. John Climacus)







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