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John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," Apolytikion

Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Troparion) of St. John Climacus, Abbot of Sinai and Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is sung on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent and also on his Feast day of March 30th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears . . . ."