Good morning to all, just a quick to post to introduce myself, my name is Neil and my wife is Sue, we are hoping to visit St albans Chatham on Sunday and were just hoping for some tips on what to expect!
We have been to two Orthodox liturgies before, one at a Russian Orthodox church and one at an Antiochian, and i must be honest i was stunned by the exclusivity and unfriendliness we experienced especially at the latter. My wife and I are both Anglicans at present but have felt drawn to Orthodoxy for quite a while now, and have read into the theology and history of the Orthodox church, and have incorporated some of the prayers into our prayer rule. We also have a house full of Icons!!
I stumbled across the BOC website a while ago but like others I guess i've been put off by the whole 'monophysite' charge thrown around by the EO. However, after reading quite a few of the posts on here, and also some articles on other OO websites, what I have read stands in stark contrast to the attitudes often displayed elsewhere, and as our Lord said, 'By their fruits you will know them', so here I am. Anyway, sorry to start by moaning, i've noticed this isn't a moany forum which is why i decided to post (I don't usually), so i promise no more grumbling!!