St. John of the Ladder

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.