My classroom has dramatically improved because of the presence of the Spirit of Truth textbooks.... Now, instead of having to spend time making religion curriculum from scratch, I [can] spend more time creating assessments and activities that work specifically for my students.
We also provide your teachers with fresh classroom materials each month. Free lesson plans on the Sunday Gospels are provided for each week, and lesson plans that help students apply Catholic principles to current events are provided each month. Teachers also have access to our curriculum exchange, and all of the sacred art included in our books are also available in our digital art library.
The church may certainly read these booksand learn from themas far as they agree with the canonical books.But they do not have such power and virtuethat one could confirmfrom their testimonyany point of faith or of the Christian religion.Much less can they detractfrom the authorityof the other holy books.
The Catholic Church consists of those particular churches, headed by bishops, in communion with the pope, the bishop of Rome, as its highest authority in matters of faith, morality, and church governance. Like Eastern Orthodoxy, the Catholic Church, through apostolic succession, traces its origins to the Christian community founded by Jesus Christ. Catholics maintain that the "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church" founded by Jesus subsists fully in the Catholic Church, but also acknowledges other Christian churches and communities and works towards reconciliation among all Christians. The Catholic faith is detailed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Eastern Orthodox theology is based on holy tradition which incorporates the dogmatic decrees of the seven Ecumenical Councils, the Scriptures, and the teaching of the Church Fathers. The church teaches that it is the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission, and that its bishops are the successors of Christ's apostles. It maintains that it practises the original Christian faith, as passed down by holy tradition. Its patriarchates, reminiscent of the pentarchy, and other autocephalous and autonomous churches reflect a variety of hierarchical organisation. It recognises seven major sacraments, of which the Eucharist is the principal one, celebrated liturgically in synaxis. The church teaches that through consecration invoked by a priest, the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. The Virgin Mary is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the God-bearer, honoured in devotions.
Q.2: From where can I access ICSE textbooks?Ans: While printed copies of ICSE textbooks are circulated through the school, you can get a PDF copy of ICSE books for classes 1 to 10 in this article.
For preschool age, I do a "letter of the week" Bible story. I also read a book called Tell me the Story of Jesus. Then I have a similar thing that's a short story of Jesus with a poem summarizing each story (I am stuck under a sleeping baby, or I'd go find the title). I also have an old school book (images of kids at Latin Mass in it) for k-2. I can't remember the title of that, but I can come back and edit this if anyone is interested. (FWIW, we read both this old school series and the LMR series in k-2).Like others, we like TAN's SOC. I also plan on getting the Story of the Bible from them. I plan on having our kids read through My Path to Heaven by Geoffrey Bliss. I bought the Great Adventure Storybook a couple years ago, thinking to use it at home or in my religious ed class. I have to say, I was very, very disappointed with it. It is basically just versions of the Bible stories for kids. Which, fine, but I already own a zillion Bibles for kids/Bibe storybooks. (FWIW, I love the Great Adventure Bible for adults.) I'm not sure what I wanted/expected from the version for kids, but I guess I just thought there'd be more to it than just the stories.I am sure I have some other resources. Between catechizing our own kids, and being involved in our parish's RE program, I have accumulated a lot of stuff!
I couldn't find a sample, though. So I will give you a written sample. There are about a dozen quotations for each virtue, which I sometimes use for copywork. Sometimes they are from saints, but mostly not. For each grade there are a few stories suggested from both the Book of Virtue and the Moral Compass. About 20 Bible passages are suggested for each virtue. There is a paragraph meditation on Mary, with suggested classic Catholic prayer, a list of saints who exemplified each virtue, as well as a list of saints who struggled with that virtue, plus a few quotes from saints. Ten or so books are listed for each grade, some are out of print and hard to find. There is a list of 20+/- discussion questions. There are about 20 suggested writing assignments (some are actually drawing assignments, which would be good for younger children). Enrichment activities include suggested music selections, art (ie suggested paintings for picture study, as well as projects) and nature (research suggestions like for perseverance - "study the habits of ants"), and general activities which are usually more research suggestions or projects; these comprise about two pages. And there are roughly 20+ suggestions for how to put the virtue in practice. It's the same set-up for every virtue. The suggested prayers are all printed in the back of the manual.
Whether it's calling down devastating bolts of crackling lightning or buffing your character with holy power, faithful characters have more than a few unique tricks up the sleeves of their robes. The best Incantations in Elden Ring are a bit trickier to figure out compared to their sorcerous counterparts. 2b1af7f3a8