A Brief Introduction --- Who are we?
We are a Christ-centered community of believers. As Christians, we strive to proclaim Christ through our worship, words and actions following the teachings and faith handed down to us from the Apostles of the Early Church. Through no merit of our own and by the very grace of God, we belong to the same Church as the Apostles in Scriptures. In short, we are Orthodox Christians.
These jurisdictions, and the parishes within them, represent various cultural expressions of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church: the Orthodox Church. We are united through the same Faith and may participate in the sacramental life as equals at any Orthodox Church, regardless of the jurisdiction we may belong to.
What If You're Not Orthodox?
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated Sunday mornings and on special feast days (for example, Christmas). A normal Liturgy usually lasts about one and a half hours. You may want to read this before coming "12 Things I Wish I'd Known: First Visit to an Orthodox Church" or watch the Overview of the Divine Liturgy video (View the entire series associated with the book titled "Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity").
What If You Were Raised Orthodox, but haven't been in a "while"?