Actually, the first thing the Priest did was invite me to Great Vespers. There were just two people(myself included, then just one) besides a chanter/reader and the Priest.
I just ALMOST finished reading "The Ordthodox Church". and in one chapter, what Christ tells the Apostle Andrew seems to apply very well to what we should say to those inquiring: "Come and see". IMO, based on my own experience, people can READ about Orthodoxy, think about going, but as soon as the Service starts, it's like any tpye of foothold or misconception goes right out the window.
As soon as I stepped inside the place, I knew it was the RIGHT place. It wasn't cold rigid, it was warm and open, yet you felt Love.
Okay, not to mention I always liked Byzantine/Arabic chant, but thats what got me... I'm not a big choir type!
Trevor, if you will, please pray for the start of my catechumenate this upcoming Sunday.