Your question is intrinsically unanswerable, for it can be translated thus: Of the things you do not know about, which ones would you like us to share? Of course, I can't tell you if I don't know about them in the first place!
I think I have become aware (as many Evangelicals are not) that you dwell much more than we do on the Incarnation; on the victory of the Resurrection of Christ over death; on our final glorification, prefigured in the Transfiguration; on our present union with Christ; on the struggle to grow in holiness. You are more aware of the Fathers and the ancient liturgies, which both contain much richness. You have devotional writings which have a different 'feel' from ours, even when they say the same things as our writers do (like Bulgakov, to whom I have referred previously). You have practices which are helpful to the Christian life: fasting; and your constant reminders of the events of our Lord's life by your observance of a 'church year'.
There are a few things to get you started. You say I am not allowed to have a cafeteria theology: and I will say this - you have a charmingly picturesque way of saying things! But coming back to the invitation to "taste and see that the Lord is good," why not let us have some samples from among your set menu? The statistics offered on the True Church thread for conversions to Orthodoxy should give you hope that such a strategy might reap benefits for your communion. I believe it would reap benefits also for us who remain Evangelicals: you do not believe it is so, but at the very least you have nothing to lose, and will have pleased the Lord by freely giving what you have freely received from his hand.
And how do you suggest we go about sharing this? I have already mentioned ways in which you can find out about Orthodoxy. You have discovered them yourself in the aforementioned books you said to have read and by participating in this forum.
As many on this board can testify, the way they found out about Orthodoxy is by going to an Orthodox Church, observing and participating in the service, and inquiring with the priest on how to become a catechumen. This was supplimented by reading books on Orthodoxy, reading Holy Scripture, reading the Early Church Fathers, and by going on boards such as this.
There is nothing secrative about the Church, especially in this day and age. Everything about the Orthodox Church can be found via the internet, magazines, books, and of course, going to the Church herself.
You don't get it; we are not interested in telling [insert group of choice] how fasting can enhance their spiritual life.
If [group of choice] want to learn about the Orthodox way of doing things, they can come to us.
I really don't understand what you want us to do.
I mean, you would never see a Methodist Preacher go to a Baptist church and preach to them on how to incorporate Methodist forms of worship in a Baptist service. Why are you asking the Orthodox to come and "share our secrets" as you call them, with the Protestants? It seems to me, the Protestants need to get over what ever forms of pride, prejudice, and bigotry they may hold against the Orthodox Church, and learn about us.
While you and Cleopas are the exception in having dialogue and being open to learn about the Ancient Faith, I know for a fact most Protestants are not. In fact, most Protestants are ignorant of Church history prior to the Reformation, and are unaware that God even exists in Eastern Europe. After all, how many Protestant groups tried to launch missionary campaigns after the fall of Communism to go preach to the "godless" Russians? Thank God the Russian government quickly squelched all of this, and made it illegal. As a result, Orthodoxy has flourished in Russia, and the Church has more than doubled in size since the fall of Communism. So much for the "godless Russians."
Furthermore, why would we want to preach to those who are not interested in converting to Orthodoxy? Christ warned us of putting pearls before swine. (Matthew 7:6)
The Orthodox Church does
evangelize and do missionary work; just not in the way that the Protestants do.
I invite you to spend some time on http://ocmc.org/
to see what kind of work we do.
You asked for samples from our set menu. You have already been offered a "tasting menu" and have not accepted the invitation yet.
Did you not say that a friend had invited you to "come and see" the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Church near your home? You said that you were waiting for a time when you did not have a speaking engagement to go.
So you see, we have made the offer. It's up to you now to go.
Oh, and by the way, when you do go, make sure to refrain from going up to the chalice to receive communion. That is reserved for those who have decided to upgrade from the "tasting menu" to the "full banquet."
(Shouldn't GreekChef be the one making this analogy???
This dialogue reminds me of a conversation I had with a Muslim co-worker a few years back.
Him and I used to have wonderful discussions on religion. He lived in Queens, NY and passed an Orthodox Church, a Jewish Synagogue, and Muslim mosque on his way to work every day. He often would stop and talk with the clergy at the respective places of worship in an effort to better understand those in his neighborhood.
One day I lent him "The Orthodox Church" by Timothy Ware. (If you haven't read it, it gives a basic history of the Church and her beliefs.) After having the book for a couple weeks, he came up to me with questions.
"How do I get this Holy Spirit?" He asked.
I laughed, "Are you serious?" (I was thrown off by his question.)
"Yes," he said, "How do I get it? It seems interesting."
I said, "You have to convert to Christainity. That's the only way. It's a package deal."
"No, no" he said, "I do not believe that Christ is the Son of God. I just want the Holy Spirit."
I said, "You can't seperate the two. That's the Trinity. Father, Son, Holy Ghost. You can't have one without the other."
His interest in the Holy Spirit quickly waned, as he was not interested in abandoning his Muslim faith.
While I understand that your faith is not as stark in contrast as Orthodoxy and Islam, the principle remains the same; it's a package deal. You can't take elements of Orthodoxy and try to hitch it to your Baptist faith. It's like trying to attach airplane wings to a Volkswagon. It doesn't work. You're either Orthodox or you're Baptist. You're one or the other.
I think you see things about Orthodoxy that you like, and you respect, but you're not willing to give up your Reformation ways.
That's something you need to work out between you and God.
I'm sorry my friend, but that's just the way it is.