Byzantino and Serge,
Thanks for your responses. I have read that sentiment among the Orthodox: "The Church can tell you where the Holy Spirit is, but cannot
tell you where the Holy Spirit is not
." OTOH, I've noticed that some have a more hard line postion believing one cannot be saved out of the visible confines of the Church.
Please pray for me and my wife. I'm still drawn to Orthodoxy, but am "ahead" of my wife in this pursuit. She had begun reading THIRSTING FOR GOD by Matthew Gallatin, and had been enjoying it, but hasn't read much recently because of the time demands (and fatigue!) that goes along with being a new mommy