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A Sinai Illuminated Manuscript of the Heavenly Ladder: Spiritual Ascents through Art

February 23, 2010

Icon of the heavenly ladder of St John Klimakos

Father Justin, Librarian of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, discusses how the illuminated manuscript of The Ladder of Divine Ascent provides insights into the spirituality of Sinai and the theology of art in the Orthodox Church. Supported by The Hellenic Foundation. Another audio recording from the concurrent lectures with the Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition. Listen here. You will have to download but it is only 26 Mb.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Joan permalink
    August 30, 2010 12:18 am

    Do you where this painting currenty is located?

  2. proverbs6to10 permalink*
    August 30, 2010 10:34 am

    I don’t know where it is at this moment, but its home is the library of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai. More information here.

  3. November 11, 2010 4:24 pm

    Good Morning,
    I’m trying to find reproductions of the images containted in Sinai Manuscript 418, The Assent of the Heavenly Ladder. I have made a French translation of Fr. George Florovsky’s article on the image of Divine Sophia in Byzantium and Russia. He mentions an image in 418 of Wisdom as an angel. I would like to include that image in the publication of the article. Is it possible to obtain copies of the images in general and in particular the one showing Wisdom as an angelk? If so, please let me know what I have to do. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  4. proverbs6to10 permalink*
    November 12, 2010 10:38 am

    Hi Steven – I am sorry but I can’t help you on this occasion. Maybe best to do a Google image search, find one you want and then approach the owner of the copyright.


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