Orthodox Kids' Corner - Great Lent - Sunday of St. John Climacus
Sunday of St. John Climacus! An invisible threat keeps us and our children away from the most important part of life, the Divine Liturgy! How do you celebrate the memory of this writer of the Church? This compendium provides activities and a frame for your children to enjoy learning about the ecclesiastical celebration of an Orthodox writer and his guidebook to Heaven!
Use this compendium and create an edifying memory of this Fourth Sunday of Lent.
"What does Climacus mean? You know the word "Climax," right? Well, it originates from the Greek, Κλῖμαξ, which in Greek simply means "ladder!" How come his name is not Klimax, or Climax, but it's Climacus? Well, the culprit is Latin. In Greek Saint John of the Ladder is Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος, Klimakos is Klimax in the genitive, and in Latin all Greek names with an ending -os have had it changed into -us. If you wonder why the Greek K turned into C in Latin, well, Latin does have a K but, for some reason that I don't know, dropped its use and C took its place. Maybe K looked too Greek to the ancient Romans. Who knows? Do you?
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