I went to my first Coptic service this morning. Man what stamina! I definitely plan to return, but 3 HOURS!. I don't know if I can do that perpetually.
BTW I sat in on the adult fellowship meeting for a while. I was pleased to meet a teacher on fire. Unf. some of the 'ethnic' (and St. Mary's is definitely ethnic!) were more focused on their background than their faith. This church was not like that at all thank God.
I am not sure when if I will go back next week, as the parish is very far from my house and I have monster test the following Monday to study for. In fact I think I may look at different Orthodox churches around the city for a while.