Ever since the feast of St. John of Climacus I had wanted to get an icon of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, and this icon has not disappointed. As always with UMS, the quality is phenomenal.
This Ladder of Divine Ascent Icon is, as with all the Uncut Mountain Icons, extraordinarily well made and of great quality.
This is a serious image. I like it a lot and believe it serves a great purpose--to remind us of the battle in which we live. The reality of eternal perdition is captured vividly here with the inherent need for "hanging on tightly" to the "Ladder" of Christ to reach Heaven.
The hideous winged beasts trying to sabotage our lives and derail us into a "slip, trip and fall to damnation are seen clearly in this Icon.
If you like the image then you will appreciate this Icon.