John Climacus

John Climacus (Greek: Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος; Latin: Ioannes Climacus), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites, was a 6th–7th-century Christian monk at the monastery on Mount Sinai.[1] He is revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.


John Climacus
Thirteenth century icon of St. John Climacus; to either side are Saint George and Saint Blaise (Novgorod School)
Bornc.579
Syria
DiedMarch 649 (aged 6970)
Mount Sinai
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Catholic Churches
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast30 March, Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
AttributesClothed as a monk, sometimes with an Abbot's paterissa (crozier), sometimes holding a copy of his Ladder