I am new here. I've been seriously considering converting to the Orthodox faith for a while now. My interest was born out of a - now somewhat wavering - interest in Catholicism. I consider myself a Christian, but I am not baptized (recent convert to Christianity).
Right now, I am in contact with a couple of priests via e-mail, but hope to attend a Divine Liturgy soon. I don't live near a church, so these things have to be planned in advance.
I wonder if any of you could help me with a few questions I have..
First of all, would it be wrong/disrespectful of me to to purchase icons at this time?
Secondly, I am engaged to a Roman Catholic. If I converted to Orthodox Christianity, would we not be permitted to marry? This is a big issue for me. He would not convert with me, but he is supportive of everything that I do.
Thirdly, and somewhat related to the above, would it be sinful to continue to pray the rosary (this is one of the Catholic devotions I have come to like a lot in my time spent researching Catholicism) and/or keep pictures of Catholic saints or venerate them in the privacy of my own home?