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Saint John Climacus: On Dreams

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Saint John Climacus: On Dreams

– A dream is a movement of the mind while the body is at rest. A phantasy is an illusion of the eyes when the intellect is asleep. A phantasy is an ecstasy of the mind when the body is awake. A phantasy is the appearance of something which does not exist in reality. – […]

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“How can we lead the solitary life?”

Filed in Patristic Texts by on February 7, 2013 0 Comments • views: 757
“How can we lead the solitary life?”

“Some people living carelessly in the world have asked me: ‘We have wives and are beset with social cares, and how can we lead the solitary life?’ I replied to them: ‘Do all the good you can; do not speak evil of anyone; do not steal from anyone; do not lie to anyone; do not […]

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The Ladder of Saint John Climacus

Filed in Great Lent, Patristic Texts by on March 16, 2018 • views: 831
The Ladder of Saint John Climacus

The Ladder of Divine Ascent is an ascetical treatise on avoiding vice and practicing virtue so that at the end, salvation can be obtained.

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Synaxarion for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

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Synaxarion for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

On the same day, the Fourth Sunday of the Fast, we celebrate the memory of our Holy Father John, the author of The Ladder.

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