St. John Climacus

St. John ClimacusSt. John Climacus

John of Climacus was born in Syria around 525. The name Climacus comes from the title of a famous book he wrote called The Climax (or The Ladder of Perfection). His true surname is Scholasticus. When John was only sixteen, he decided to leave his secular life and enter into a life of solitude. There were many Christian monks at that time, so John went to a monk named Martyrius for training in the life of holiness. After the death of his mentor,…

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