Today I attended my first Liturgy at an Orthodox parish, a Ukrainian Orthodox church. The service was mostly in Ukrainian, with some bilingual parts here and there (the readings, etc.). Although I didn't walk out thinking I had experienced Heaven, I felt at-peace with everything that happened--even the foreign language. I was completely comfortable with the service, even with the references to Mary, the icons, and the rest of the worship. A lot of it was new, though, having never been in an actual service, and so I ended up doing more observation and following along in the prayer book than actually participating. It was all fine, though!
Before and after there were about three ladies that introduced themselves, and one even politely spurred me to venerate the cross and take some of the blessed bread after the service. For some reason they didn't take Communion, except for two infants. Lastly, I had a very brief introduction with the priest, who welcomed my mother and I, and even said that had he known of our presence, he would have had more bilingual elements.
I've committed to going twice more because I heard an Ancient Faith podcast that recommended committing to go three times to a parish if you're new to the Faith. My head is pretty much ready to accept Orthodoxy, but now my heart must follow it, which probably won't be very hard.
Prayers would be appreciated! Thanks for the support on this forum so far.