I haven't even entered an Orthodox church. I would love to though, the closest one to me is somewhere in or around London and would take hours to get there. But one day I must do it. It would be an experience to see how the mass goes and communion.
I am sure that you would be somewhat familiar with the Divine Liturgy as it has the same format: Liturgy of the Catechumens followed by the Creed, Anaphora, and Holy Communion.
Have you ever been to an Eastern Catholic Church? I attended a Melkite Catholic Church for 3 years before going further East. I loved the Melkites as they did a great job in introducing me to the Holy Orthodox Church.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.