Home>Teachings



THE HOLY LADDER OF PERFECTION BY WHICH WE MAY ASCEND TO HEAVEN

BY ST. JOHN CLIMACUS, ABBOT OF THE MONASTERY OF MOUNT SINAI

TRANSLATED BY FATHER ROBERT,
MOUNT ST. BERNARD’S ABBEY, LEICESTERSHIRE

LONDON: RICHARDSON AND SON, 147, STRAND:
9, CAPEL STREET, DUBLIN; and DERBY

1858



Saint John Climacos

Saint John Climacus



All Steps On One Page

STEP 01 - On renouncing, by a holy violence, the vanity of a worldly life
STEP 02 - On detachment from all things that are earthly
STEP 03 - On our pilgrimage or retirement from the world
STEP 04 - On happy and ever praiseworthy obedience
STEP 05 - On true and sincere repentance
STEP 06 - On the meditation of death
STEP 07 - On penance and penitential tears
STEP 08 - On meekness that triumphs over anger
STEP 09 - On the remembrance of injuries
STEP 10 - On detraction

STEP 11 - On silence
STEP 12 - On lying
STEP 13 - On wearisomeness and sluggishness
STEP 14 - On intemperance, a bad mistress, etc.
STEP 15 - On chastity
STEP 16 - On avarice and voluntary poverty
STEP 17 - On sloth, the death of the soul, preceding the death of the body
STEP 18 - On sleep, prayer, and the chanting of the Psalms, etc.
STEP 19 - On bodily and mental vigilance
STEP 20 - On effeminate timidity

STEP 21 - On vain-glory, the mother of many children
STEP 22 - On pride
STEP 23 - On thoughts of blasphemy
STEP 24 - On meekness and innocent simplicity
STEP 25 - On humility
STEP 26 - On discretion
STEP 27 - On the sacred repose of body and soul
STEP 28 - On prayer
STEP 29 - On tranquility of soul
STEP 30 - Faith, hope, and love

Conclusion
Appendix



Archbishop Gregory
Dormition Skete
P.O. Box 3177
Buena Vista, CO 81211-3177
USA
Contact: Archbishop Gregory Valid CSS!Valid XHTML
            1.0 Transitional
Copyright 2005
All rights reserved.