Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


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He who falls is to be pitied. But still more to be pitied is he who causes another to fall, because he bears the burden of the falls of both, and further, the burden of pleasure tasted by the other. St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," (Boston; Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1978), STEP 15: On Incorruptible Purity and Chastity, to Which the Corruptible Attain by Toil and Sweat

The sinner is pitied, but the one who facilitates the fall of another is more pitied, for he bears the load of two falls. His own sin and the pleasure of his companion. St. John Climacus, of the Ladder

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