- St. John Climacus is also known as "John Scholasticus."
St. John Scholasticus was born in Sirimion near Antioch, and studied law. He was ordained a priest because of his great holiness and piety. As a priest, St. John compiled a systematic collection of Church rules in 50 topical chapters, and later during his time as patriarch he made a codex of civil laws relating to the Church. From these collections St. Photius the Great compiled A Collection of Ecclesiastical and Civil Laws also called the Nomocanon, which means "canon law", the ecclesiastical law used in Church administration.
|Patriarch of Constantinople