i have finally found a church that does focus the majority of the service in english and i spoke to the priest who is young and would love to sit down with him and discuss. i feel like maybe so much time has passed i dont even know if he would be open to the idea anymore.
Excellent! Couple of Sundays ago, I was talking to an inquirer at our church. He is a graduate of an evangelical, fundamentalist Protestant bible college. He has been coming to our church because he loves his girlfriend and the girlfriend asked him to come with her. He is now seriously considering becoming a catechumen.
Couple of points you may want to consider and relate to your boyfriend.
1) Between Trinitarian Christians, there are more similarities than differences, especially in core beliefs. It may be better to initially emphasize the similarities than delve on issues like icons, saints, the Theotokos, the liturgy, etc. It should be sufficient to say that our worship and theology are Christ-focused and are based on the Holy Scriptures and the practices of the earliest Church. Just defer to your Priest any questions he may have about the details.
2) One thing that positively affects Christ--focused Protestants is the Orthodox insistence on the real presence of the body and blood in the Eucharist not because any convoluted Western explanation but because He said so, right here in the Bible. As with all other sacraments, we hold the Eucharist or Holy Communion to be a mystery--to accept in faith, and to faithfully partake of as He commanded us to do, again in the Bible.
3) At first glance, Orthodoxy is so different than any Protestant religion that it is best if both of you agree to check it out over a long period of time (at least 6 months) and by attending at a minimum both the Saturday night Great Vespers and the regular Sunday Divine Liturgy. If there is an inquirer's class, it would be good if both of you could attend at the same time. If there are fasts, both of you should try to observe the dietary and prayer aspects. Participate in the feasts and in the after Church meal or coffee hour. Doing a perfunctory check of the Church would be an invitation to future problems.