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  1. I'm down to sorting papers. And trying not to cry about having to drive to Harrisburg again tomorrow. I can't wait for his class to be OVER.
  2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
  3. Took DS19 to class in Harrisburg. Took DD18 her bank card (she went to work without it). Listening to DS11 and DD8 bicker. Still to take DS23 to work (he doesn't have a license yet). Need to finish sorting papers. Need to price yarn.
  4. My only concern with them using JUST a wipe is that it can be drying and there needs to be a moisturizer follow up. This is why there are routines. My eleven year old is finally using one (he has five sisters and two older brothers to all encourage him in this and have helped with choosing products. Cleansers and toners both come with SA in it now for those with really bad cases and then the girls added a mild moisturizer to his routine...the label is off, so I'm not sure what it is).
  5. On St. Brigid, I never said it was. My response about Deaconesses was originally in response to Katie. It points out that there are orders and positions for women. It has zilch to do with the priesthood. It's a position and one that required ordination. It was specific to women and the duties were often the same as you find of many diaconates in various churches. I honestly don't care if it's "the same thing". That was never the point.
  6. I completely agree with the bold part. The italicized portion is something I am glad not have experienced in this parish (I may have been absent, but I've only ever heard abortion mentioned once and even the yiayias will shush you if you bring it up in casual discussion, which happened when a gal from another parish kept pushing the discussion with me).
  7. St. Brigid of Kildare and it was never considered invalid and she ordained priests only when no other bishop was available. She was supposed to be ordained an abbess and the ordination for bishop was given instead. She's my patroness, so I'm pretty well read on her. FTR: I never mentioned the Deaconesses as a path towards the priesthood. I mentioned them as a point that they are a women's order.
  8. Yep, I would block him. I have blocked all toxic family members on both sides of the family.
  9. Monday was disrupted by my daughter asking me to pick her up from work and take her to the doctor (who told her to hydrate and then lectured her on other things that we weren't in there for, didn't apply to her, and she discusses only with her regular physician).
  10. And to be completely honest, the RCC and EOC recognise a female bishop. Granted, just one, but ordination cannot be taken back. We also had deaconesses (the Coptic Orthodox still have them and the EOC is having their inhouse discussions on bringing them back). We have female Saints that are Equal to the Apostles. Add in nuns and abbesses and then the formidable yiayias and babushkas that balance the priests. Trust me, priests have been set straight by the community, especially women, in the past and (I can only speak for the Greeks...not the Russians, Antiochians, or OCA. Others will have to
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    Exactly. I can't commiserate with her, because there simply isn't enough information and all attempts of "comparisons" were so overboard from what the situation apparently is in reality.
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    My husband's great aunt was a JW. She was a highly intelligent woman and refused to let her church dictate her love of her family. We saw her for various family and holiday celebrations (she even brought gifts). No one was expected to adapt around her church, not even her children who left the JW's. She was never disfellowshipped over it and neither did she keep it a secret. On the other hand, one of my best friends, disfellowshipped, has had quite the opposite experience (which I will not go into in this thread....let's just say that it falls under many of the things that have been alread
  13. Oh boy. Yes, there are parishes that would preach such. I don't know any Greek parishes that would though. Back to jurisdictional differences. Again, I'm sorry 😞
  14. Actually, it had made me fight more for the rights of others and believe that we are very much responsible for changing things for the better globally, including caring for the Earth. And, lordy, I would have walked out on that homily also! That is NOT something you would have heard in our parish. I'm sorry. Sadly, there are some awful people that came into Orthodoxy in the past 20yrs and they brought their nationalistic fundamentalism with them 😞 I would stay out of your parish also, because I'm guessing that our family would not be welcomed and I would not feel that it is a safe place for my
  15. This. So much this. I know in the GOA, we can step away and not be shunned or shamed. I am rarely at Church right now due to life issues. I have been told that the Church is always there and this is just the stage of life I am in. My parish is there and I show up for things as I am able. In fact, I have attended, but avoid, certain Jurisdictions for the reasons listed.
  16. I cannot speak for your specific situation (and I do not know what Jurisdiction you are in), but here are some things I've come to (and are held up by my Jurisdiction and parish...though, even parishes can vary): Those who leave are not *insert whatever*. They are on a different part of their journey. Do we trust God or do we not? Eyes on our own plates (ftr, my husband and several of my children have left the Church also). Children are the life of the Church and adults can behave badly also. Children are expected to wiggle, be redirected, and not expected to sit and hold it when the
  17. What does YOUR church teach on this? This will vary church to church and person to person. Some of us do not consider tithing to only mean money, but could also include time and ability.
  18. Teachers should be held to a certain amount of accountability. There was the issue with the teacher that was a Supremacist/racist that not only had her own show, but that garbage filtered into her lessons.
  19. Adult sons #1 and #2 are at work. Living room is picked up. One teen is making breakfast. 2nd grader is sitting next to me and working on phonics. 8th grader is on her grammar and composition. My 12th grader needs to get up. My 5th grader has a ton of attitude. Yesterday was our first day of the school year and it went well. Basically, I will just sit here and work with each kid in turn.
  20. There is a difference between deodorant and antiperspirant. Most natural deodorants are just that, deodorant. It's not supposed to stop you from sweating. Not sweating is not healthy. You can actually see the skin bubble with sweat it's not releasing when I've put on antiperspirant. Deodorant just helps with smell.
  21. What I wanted: My two oldest daughters calling me to wish me a Happy Mother's Day (one didn't even call me for my birthday the other week). What I got: Baklava from my nouna (godmother). A corsage from the basket at church and picked out by my youngest daughter. Two books and a komboskini for my youngest daughter from the Church bookstore (one book is for her and one book is for me). Leftovers from GyroFest.
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