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7 deadly sins - a list of taboos in Orthodoxy


Most of the believers, while reading the holy scriptures and other varied religious literature, often pay attention to the expression "seven deadly sins." This phrase does not refer to any specific or specific seven acts. The list of sins can be much more, but it is these seven acts that are united by something more, which is why they are called “mortals.”

The first such classification proposed in the five hundred and ninth year, Gregory the Great. In the church, there is a different division, which consists in drawing up not eight, but the eight deadly sins and basic passions. The word “passion” in translation from the Church Slavonic language will mean suffering. Some believers and preachers concluded that there are ten deadly sins in Orthodoxy.

Mortal sin is the hardest and most difficult of all possible passions. Such transgressions are redeemed only by sincere repentance. When committing such sins, even one, the path to the Heaven of the soul no longer lies. Under the main classification in Orthodoxy, believers count only eight deadly sins.

Pride or “the sin of Lucifer”

Pride is considered one of the hardest sins, as it originated from Satan himself. The history of this sin goes back to the creation of the angelic world. One of the highest angelic and most powerful, Dayniece, did not want to be in obedience and love for the Lord. This angel was extremely proud of his strength and power and wanted to become equal to God. The daydress enticed many angels behind him, which was the cause of the war in heaven. Archangel Michael, together with his angels, battling with Satan, defeated the evil army. Satan-Lucifer, like lightning, fell from the kingdom of heaven to hell. Since then, hell, hell - is the dwelling place of dark spirit, a place devoid of God's grace and light.

A man who is sinful with pride is a continuer of the work of Lucifer on earth. Pride entails all other sins, even those that are not included in the list of seven mortals.

Pride is an excessive belief in oneself and one's capabilities, which conflicts with the greatness of the Lord. A person who is in such a sin praises his qualities, forgetting who gave them to him. Simply put, pride is an extremely high self-esteem, the exaltation of one's actual qualities and imaginary good traits. This is an exaggerated self-esteem. In such cases, the person believes that he is better than it actually is and better than all other people. This leads to arrogance, arrogance. This is not an objective assessment, self-love, which leads to the commission of terrible mistakes in life. It is self-glorification, self-blind blindness. Part of pride is also hostility towards others.

One of the effective ways to overcome pride is to serve the community, the Lord and family. By giving yourself to others, a person can change.

Pride is a source of negative thoughts and emotions. These things adversely affect the psychological state of a person and his behavior. Too much sense of self-importance breeds aggression towards the world around us.


The second in a row estimated sin in Christianity. Greedy or greedy man, who is prone to increasing their wealth, is called greedy. This sin is divided into the desire to get more than a person already has - greed and unwillingness to lose what he has, the desire to keep it - stinginess. Greed causes internal ailments, such as fear and anger. A man, walking over his head, using comrades, disregarding the opinions of others, obtains for himself the benefits that are dear to him. A person staying in such a sin puts in his life in the first place money, material, preferring them to spiritual values. A sinner is often willing to spend most of his time recalculating wealth. If suddenly his wealth is lost, then such a person will feel emptiness in his soul, the meaning of life will be lost.

The life of such a person often accompanies anger. This is a natural feeling for an avid person. He is not interested in anything but material gain. The spiritual emptiness of such a person is filled with money or things. The root of this vice is a sense of insecurity, danger, instability.

The main problem of greed in religion and psychology is the degradation of a person’s personality. The individual simply wants to be happy and believes that he will achieve this through the preservation and accumulation of the material. Feeling like the more you have, the happier you will be. But due to the fact that such things are not encouraging for a long time, you have to buy them again and again.


This sin is also prohibited by the Ten Commandments. A person in this sin wants to have something that does not belong to him. Both physical and spiritual things are the subject of envy. According to religion, God gives each person to that person, in accordance with the Lord’s plan. And the desire to have that which the Lord granted to another contradicts and to strive to exercise personal will in defiance of God. Considering the fact that envy is one of the seven deadly sins and the fact that this vice gives man a lot of trouble and trouble, envy still lives in everyone and could not get rid of it.

Every person is subject to this sin to some extent. This is explained by the fact that everyone has a certain number of needs and requirements, which he often cannot meet in his life, but sees them in other people. Moreover, it is much easier to explain our shortcomings and failures not with our own problems (laziness or weakness), but with the mistakes and injustices of fate, which, it is not clear why, benefits someone else, not us.

In the history of mankind there are many examples of envy. In the Bible, these are the brothers Cain and Abel, the sale of Joseph into slavery, because of the love of his father. Parable about King Saul and the defenseless David. The whole life of Jesus Christ was accompanied by human envy. With the help of examples from the New and Old Testament, one can understand that for a long time envy filled the souls and hearts of people.


This mortal sin is a manifestation of that “irritable” part of the soul. As a weapon, God bestowed rational anger on man, it is the power of the soul, with the help of which man resists evil. As a result of the fall, this rational force is perverted and becomes the most terrible vice for a person. Anger has many varieties. He has the appearance of a snake, which degenerates cubs, more dangerous and poisonous than he himself. These cubs: envy, jealousy, rancor, rage or hatred and rancor. All these traits make a person and all his relatives miserable. This sin — anger — is combined with other passions, in which case a great variety of vices appears.

Anger with stinginess creates a negative attitude towards the poor and the poor. The sinner looks at such a person as if at the aggressor, who encroaches on his property. He will call them deceivers and loafers.

Anger combined with sadness breeds annoyance and irritability, discontent with everyone and everything around.

Anger and despondency breeds hot hatred, contempt for life itself, often even aggressive atheism. This condition can often be the reason for committing suicide.

Anger, combined with vanity, can generate revenge and envy. For such a sinner, the enemy will already be the person who surpassed or surpassed him in some way. A person in sin is ready to use the nastiest and lowest means: slander, denunciation, stinging mockery to his “opponent”.

Pride in combination with anger breeds hatred towards humanity.

Lust or fornication

According to the dictionary, lust means sexual desire, gross and voluptuous. In Christianity, lust is “unlawful passion, corruption of hearts, entailing evil and sin.” Lust and sin are closely related to each other, as stated in the epistles of the apostles, which are part of the New Testament. Lust or, as this sin is called, fornication is not equivalent to the word love. The latter implies a bright feeling, aimed at the object of its interest. The fundamental components of these feelings were and remain respect and the desire to disinterestedly do something pleasant for your partner. Love is not combined with egoism, due to the fact that it was originally aimed at sacrifice.

A person who is subject to this sin cannot be concentrated on something else. The sinner is in the power of passion. He looks at women as if a lady is an object of passion and satisfying animal desires and nothing more. Dirty thoughts, filling his mind and darkening his soul, cloud them.

Lustful man constantly remembers his animal desire and passions, these feelings do not leave him. Because of this, the sinner constantly wants those who do not care for him and with whom he is essentially not needed, and if he does, then sinners will chase him, seeking new pleasures, trampling and humiliating the other’s feelings. This is due to the fact that lust and fornication are based only on sexual, sexual desire, which is not combined with respect and sacredness of feelings.


Gluttony is often referred to as eeliconous. This sin is a kind of predilection for excess overeating. This also includes drinking. One of the main sins in Christianity is precisely gluttony. These kinds of sins are freak and soul, and the man himself. This is due to the fact that overly full belly often plunges consciousness into a dark slumber, devastates it and makes it lazy, the latter is another item on the list of deadly sins.

A person who is subject to the sin of gluttony does not allow for rational reasoning on spiritual themes, as well as to comprehend anything deeply enough. The womb of such a person is a kind of lead weights, which pulls down the soul, which is planted with vices and sins.

Religion has many ways of getting rid of this sin: it is the prudence and content of the fast, and the memory of the High Court, of the predominance of the spiritual over the material.

Glutton call a person living for his stomach. All plans and desires are focused on food. The sinner lives and works in order to acquire a variety of foods. Lonely people with such a sin are often selfish. If the sinner is bound by marriage and family life, this will be a disaster for the whole family.

Despondency and laziness

Despondency differs from ordinary sadness in that the former is more closely related to the relaxation of the body and spirit of a person. Priests and knowledgeable people call despondency or laziness “the midday demon”, which distracts the monk from his prayer, inclines him to sleep after dinner.

Despondency is considered a mortal sin and also includes laziness, partly because during the overcoming of a person by despondency or laziness, he becomes indifferent to almost everything, in particular - to other people, strangers or his loved ones. These two flaws mean about the same thing and affect a person in exactly the same way, overshadowing his soul and destroying his body. A person under the power of despondency cannot do the work given to him efficiently and with dignity, he also cannot create or create, he is not pleased with such worthy human feelings as love or friendship.

This mortal sin (laziness and despondency) decomposes a person, he begins to be lazy, nothing pleases him, nothing improves neither his soul nor his flesh. A sinner subject to this state does not believe in anything and even gives up hope. Despondency is a kind of relaxation of the mind and exhaustion of the soul, even to some degree of the body.

Despondency is the relaxation of the forces of the body and soul, which at the same time is combined with desperate pessimism. Constant anxiety and despondency overwhelm the spiritual forces, bringing him to exhaustion. From this sin, idleness and restlessness are born.

These sins are called mortal, because with constant repetition, their immortal soul eventually dies and dries out. Such acts contribute to the fall of the immortal human soul into hell.

Some believers, while reading the holy scriptures, often pay attention to the expression "the seven deadly sins." These words do not refer to the list of any specific actions, since the list of sinful acts can be much more. This number does not speak only about the conditional grouping of actions into seven main groups.

Gregory the Great was the first to propose a similar division in the early 590 year. In the church, among other things, there is, among other things, its division, in which eight basic passions live up. Translated from the Church Slavonic language, the word "passion" means suffering. Other believers and some preachers believe that there are ten basic sins in Orthodoxy.

Mortal sin is the most difficult of all possible actions. To redeem him is possible only with repentance. To commit such a sin does not allow the soul of man to go to heaven. Traditionally, Orthodoxy has seven deadly sins.

Their name "mortal" is directly related to the fact that their repetition leads to the death of the human soul, and therefore contribute to its falling into hell. Such actions take as their basis the biblical texts, in which the meaning of sins is easily explained and interpreted. Their appearance in the texts of theologians dates back to a later time.