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Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life
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Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life


Ancient Faith Publishing 2013

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Many laypeople have attempted to read the great spiritual classic, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, but have been frustrated in attempting to apply the lessons of this monastic text to their everyday lives in the world. In Thirty Steps to Heaven, Archimandrite Vassilios interprets the ladder for the ordinary Christian without sacrificing any of its beauty and power. Now you too can accept the challenge offered by St. John Climacus to ascend closer to God with each passing day.

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Key Features

  • Presents a lively interpretation of The Ladder of Divine Ascent
  • Makes the great spiritual classic accessible to modern readers
  • Shares insights into applying the lessons of this monastic text to everyday life


  • The Break with the World
  • The Fundamental Virtues
  • The Spiritual Passions
  • The Physical Passions
  • The Spiritual Passions (Continued)
  • The Higher Virtues
  • Union with God

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About Vassilios Papavassiliou

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He was born in London in 1977 and holds degrees in pastoral and social theology, classics, and Byzantine music. He is the author of Meditations for Great Lent, Meditations for Advent, Thirty Steps to Heaven, and Journey to the Kingdom: An Insider’s Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church and numerous articles on Christian Orthodox faith and theology.