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To: Kolokotronis
Thank you very much. The truth is scattered among the mystics of the world and if that is put together in a repository, we have something that will endure forever.

Have you read it? Care to post a thread on it with your thoughts and discussion of it's truths?

3 posted on 09/20/2009 12:10:23 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Feed the poor)
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To: DaveMSmith; Kolokotronis

Yep, that analogy is not new:

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/hilton/ladder.html


4 posted on 09/20/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: DaveMSmith

“Have you read it?”

Many times. It is particularly suited to Lenten reading. In fact in every Orthodox monastery in the world during every Great Lent, this little book is read during the evening meal. +John of the Ladder spent 40 years as a monastic hermit at the “God trodden” Mount Sinai, about five miles from the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine. Near the end of his life, he was made abbot of that monastery and it was during that time that he wrote this treatise at the request of the abbot of a nearby monastery. +John fell asleep in the Lord in 603 at age 80.

“Care to post a thread on it with your thoughts and discussion of it’s truths?”

Though I am vain, I am not much for vanity posts. I’ll see if there are online sections which can be posted which might make for a spiritually profitable discussion.


5 posted on 09/20/2009 1:29:14 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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