The process of becoming an Orthodox Christian can be compared very closely to the process of getting married for it involves the same basic movements of courtship, engagement and marriage. When you first become interested in the Orthodox Church a series of initial interactions take place. Perhaps you might visit for a liturgy, research Orthodoxy on-line, or engage in a conversation with a friend who is Orthodox.
After this a more studied process of inquiry follows which can be compared to the process of courtship – “getting to know each other.” From there you will get to know one of our priests and community well, and can begin formal preparation for being received into the Orthodox Christian Church. Welcome!