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Ladder of Divine Ascent

Ladder of Divine Ascent

Troparion of St. John of the Ladder, Tone 3

Thou hast set up a holy ladder by thy words and hast shone forth as a teacher of monks; thou dost lead us, O John, from the purification that comes from discipline to the light of the Divine Vision.  O righteous Father, pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St. John of the Ladder, Tone 1

From thy book thou dost offer teachings as everlasting fruits, O wise one, and dost sweeten the hearts of those who watchfully attend to them, O blessed one.  For it is a ladder that from earth to heavenly glory leads souls who honour thee with faith.