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  1. The priest or bishop stands in the place of Christ. He is a living image of Christ as head of the Church to the people. Jesus is a man. There's no way around that.
  2. Thank you for pointing out that doctors make more becaus of training, responsibility, etc. That's very true. My point though was merely about the value of a person, regardless of their profession. Your point about different people preferring different roles is valid, however this is where the doctor/caregiver analogy falls short when comparing to the priesthood, because, like @Bluegoat pointed out above, it's not so much about doing as about being, and preference, strong as it may be, doesn't change that.
  3. Why can't separate ever be equal? Does that mean that because a man can't physically bear children that he is not equal to a woman? He's certainly not the same in that respect - there is a separation in that distinction. I won't try to convince you one way or the other about the things you mentioned (change, divorce, headcoverings, etc., none of which really work as actual proof of women being inferior to men in the eyes of the church). Clearly we would just be talking past one another instead of coming to terms. But I will say that I don't feel the least bit scared by people leav
  4. Perhaps. But that really only means something if you consider caregiving to be inferior to doctoring - which I realize society does, since caregivers make a fraction of what doctors make. But does that actually mean that being a doctor somehow makes a person more valuable than being "just" a caregiver?
  5. I'm sorry that your experience of Orthodoxy has been what it has. What you have described is nothing like anything I've ever experienced in any parish I've ever been a part of, though we have always been part of the Antiochian archdiocese, never OCA. If anything children are doted on and loved and indulgently smiled at when they make noise. I have been especially struck by the incredible outpouring of love for children at our nearby Romanian parish. I also see women honored and respected and encouraged to teach and lead in many ways, even without being able to be ordained. I know of one woman
  6. I haven't logged on to these boards in ages. Sorry I'm late to the party! We actually still do use Ray's (though, yes, we are using it alongside BA). I have one dd though, who is going to use Ray's almost exclusively this coming year and just occasionally dip her toes in BA when it seems like it might be fun. I have all the BA books, and they have mostly been fun for us, but for this particular dd they are not a good fit. I wanted to make it work because pulling out a workbook and doing a few pages seemed like it was just so much easier than taking the time to go through the oral work in Ra
  7. Thank you for sharing this! I'm really looking forward to listening. Some of the speakers are definitely people I want to hear!
  8. I'm looking forward to our break week that's for sure. 1.5 weeks to go! In the meantime I'm being inspired and encouraged by Julie Bogart's Bravewriter podcast and her new book that just arrived today! ❤️
  9. In the box my dad gave me were also 2 volumes of Adler's syntopicon as well as one random volume of War and Peace that looks like ot belongs to the Great Books set. The syntopicon looks really interesting, but I've only had time to glance at it thus far.
  10. Thank you, Lori D. I had seen some of the threads you linked but some were new to me!
  11. So my dad gave me a set of these and they look really interesting. They don't contain the original texts of the authors mentioned/discussed beyond some significant quotes, but the idea behind the set seems to be a thorough introduction to various great works on a variety of topics. Curious if anyone has these and has used them with their children in any way? I'm very intrigued and am hoping to find a way to incorporate these into our studies.
  12. One thing I like about Ray's is how new types of oral problems are introduced with a step by step breakdown of how to go about solving them. If my kids need that breakdown we go through it and then only return to it if they start to struggle a bit. Sometimes we don't even need to cover it at all, other times we go over several problems step by step before they're able to get comfortable with that type of problem. But mostly if they're giving me correct answers I don't bother asking them how they're getting there. I find that so much oral practice really gives me a good sense of where they unde
  13. Ray's Arithmetic might work. That's what we've been using for several years. The Primer might be a little easy if he's already in 4A, so maybe look at Intellectual Arithmetic, which is meant to be done orally all the way through.
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