16 Things Orthodox Christians Should Avoid

Avoid This Demonic Toxicity

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Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk & Friends 16 Things Orthodox Christians Should Avoid

1. Vain Thoughts
“Humility consists in considering oneself to be nothing in all circumstances, cutting off one’s will in all things, accusing oneself of everything, and bearing without confusion that which befalls him from without. Such is true humility, in which vainglory finds no place.”
– St. John the Prophet

2. Remembering Evil
“Remembrance of wrongs is the consummation of anger, the keeper of sins, hatred of righteousness, ruin of virtues, poison of the soul, worm of the mind, shame of prayer, stopping of supplication, estrangement of love, a nail stuck in the soul, pleasureless feeling beloved in the sweetness of bitterness, continuous sin, unsleeping transgression, hourly malice.”
– St. John Climacus

3. Evil Desire
4. Bad Sights
5. Vanity
6. Vile Songs
7. Slanderous Whispers
“He who wants to overcome the spirit of slander should not ascribe the blame to the person who falls, but to the demon who suggests it. For no one really wants to sin against God, even though we all sin without being forced to do so.”
– St. John Climacus

8. Condemnation
9. Blasphemy
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12. Foul Language
13. Every Idle and Rotten Word
14. Killing
15. Stealing
16. Evil Deeds

If you can avoid these 16 sins, you may find your path to theosis rewarding, triumphant, and meaningful!