“Ladder Of Virtues”
“The offspring of virtue is perseverance. The fruit and offspring of perseverance is habit and child of habit is character.”
~John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent
The Ladder of Virtues can be found on the exterior of the Sucevita Monastery & boasts a magnificent depiction of the Ladder to Paradise. Red-winged angels in orderly rows attend the righteous on a slanting ladder to the heavens, each rung inscribed with one of the monastic virtues. Sinners fall through the rungs and are driven by grinning devils to the chaos of hell.
Suveava, Bucovina, Romania 10.9.15