St. John of the Ladder
Commemorated March 30 and on the fourth Sunday of Lent
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.