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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Chapter II. Abbot Serapion's enumeration of eight principal faults.

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Chapter II.

Abbot Serapion’s enumeration of eight principal faults.

There are eight principal faults which attack mankind; viz., first gastrimargia, which means gluttony, secondly fornication, thirdly philargyria, i.e., avarice or the love of money, fourthly anger, fifthly dejection, sixthly acedia, i.e., listlessness or low spirits, seventhly cenodoxia, i.e., boasting or vain glory; and eighthly pride.


Next: Chapter III. Of the two classes of faults and their fourfold manner of acting on us.

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