I am a current convert to Orthodoxy and I thought I'd introduce myself to the forum!
I come from a very Irish, very Roman Catholic family but my mother stopped raising me RC when I was young. She went to night school and worked three jobs so my brother and I spent many days with a babysitter who was going to every church in town to find the denomination for her. So I have a lot of weird theories that each church taught me. For example, I thought that when we died we became angels and I thought this until college!!
At age 14 I started to sing at the RC church in town and continued to do so until 18. When I went to college, I started going to a non-denominational, evangelical church. This is where I started to see so many holes in theories and asked God to guide me to a church that was like that of the NT. I remained active in that church for only two years. When I moved to NYC, I began to look around at Mennonite churches and other evangelical churches but always felt uncomfortable in them. I even went to a few RC churches because I always felt close to God there. But I had issues with the theology of the RC so I never became a member even tho I was asked in high school.
I began to wonder how come there are so many denominations. How did we get from the NT church to the rock concert churches? Was there no way to connect and meet God in a more holy setting? I began my search for the NT church and was so excited to see that it is around! And in English!
I started going to my Orthodox church last December but had been researching on my own since September. I am currently meeting weekly with the Priest of the church and I attend Divine Liturgy and Vespers weekly. I am just looking to educate myself!
I'm glad to be here!