St John Climacus of Sinai and the Ladder of Spiritual Ascent in Iconography

Dr Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

A pictorial exploration of The Ladder of Divine Ascent (Scala Paradisi), a formative text for Orthodox monasticism, the work of St John of the Ladder, Abbot of St Catherine’s monastery, Sinai in the late sixth century.

This film was made possible with the support of The Matheson Trust. Filmed at the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, Oxford, 6th November, 2010. Part of the “Drawing from the Wellsprings of the Desert” lecture series. Dr Elena Ene D-Vasilescu and Revd Dr Liz Carmichael.