Hi everyone! After MANY, MANY months of prayer and contemplation, I have finally decided to set up an appointment to see the priest. Im nervous, excited, anxious, and impatient. I really cant wait but I don't know what to expect. Do you think I can still pray to God even though I am not Orthodox yet?
Our Metropolitan Joseph said, "Certainly the Holy Spirit has whispered truth into the ears of people not in the Church..." If He has whispered to you and called you here, then of course He will hear you!
And I agree to temper your expectations for one meeting. This may be the beginning of a long and rewarding relationship, but he does not know you yet and you don't know him. The first time I talked with my priest, he went into a lot of detail about the history of the Church, when I was expecting a more theological discussion. Now that we have talked more, I'm starting to get it. Good priests must have a great sense of humor to see how we look when we first come in, and how we grow.
Anyway, I also ask for God's blessing on your meeting. Keep us posted!