I live in an area with -5- parishes of 300 to 600 financially contributing members and one small mission within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOAA). All of these communities are welcoming to converts, nearly all of whom are spouses. Of the parishes and the mission, one of the parishes remains rather ethnically based; services are substantially in Greek. The others are substantially in English, 60%-70% on a typical Sunday. In my parish, the converts, all spouses of cradle Orthodox, are among the most very active parishioners. I've imagined that the ethnic parish still exists, but I'm surprised you would feel it's so segregated that you would feel it unlikely that you'd be able to bring a convert spouse, into the parish community. You may be right, but I'm still rather surprised. Converting to Orthodoxy is far more complex than being welcomed to the parish. It isn't uncommon, that non-Orthodox spouses may attend, periodically, but not convert. I think mixed marriages constitute 70% of GOAA marriages in recent years, with only New York and Chicago, keeping the non-mixed marriages at the level it is.