This is a million dollar question, I think:
"How do we live our faith out when we live in an intense pressure cooker of protestantism?"
I ask that myself all the time, even though I live in somewhat different circumstances (university town, friends mostly liberal university folk). What bothers me though is that Orthodoxy in the minds of Americans whom I know is associated with something ancient, mysterious, attractive, "exotic," something "worth trying maybe" as a "spiritual experience, you know," something "for your spiritual enrichment," as "part of your spiritual journey," - but NOT as real, living Christianity... To conservative Protestants, Orthodoxy seems not "enough" Bible-based; to liberal Protestants like my friends from my former church, Presbyterian Church (USA), it lacks social gospel, large-scale organized charities, and does not deal with "contemporary issues" like "rights" of women, gays, lesbians, transsexuals, etc. It is becoming my impression that here in the US, everything is always about "issues" and not about simple basic Christian faith.