If you are curious about the Orthodox Church, you are welcome to attend our services. While it is not possible to share Eucharistic communion with non-Orthodox, our services are open to everyone. If you consider joining the Orthodox Church, it is advised that you attend the services for some time, and that you speak to the priest. Normally the sacraments of baptism and chrismation are necessary for joining the Orthodox Church, preceded by some time of preparation.
This preparation, or catechesis, may not be the same or equally long for everyone. Rather than pointing to a fixed course of Orthodoxy-101, it is advised that you speak to our priest, who will be able to assess your background and your spiritual needs, and either provide you with information himself, or assign to you a person who may help you in your pathway towards becoming Orthodox.
Nevertheless, if you wish to start with some basic literature that will give you the basic background of the Orthodox Church, we can recommend:
† Andrew Louth, Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology, SPCK, 2013
† Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos), The Orthodox Church: an Introduction to Eastern Christianity, new edition, Penguin, 2015
and of course, a copy of the
† Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom