This is my first post. I won't give too many details about my background, but I am an Anglican who is looking for something deeper. I have began to study Orthodoxy and hope to visit an Orthodox Liturgy soon, maybe Sunday. There is an OCA parish not far from my house. I drove by it today and I can get there in 15 minutes.
In my short 30 years on earth, I was raised Baptist, but had a Charismatic experience as a teenager. I was part of the Pentecostal movement for 10 years and attended a Pentecostal seminary. Then, after studying the early church and seeing their beliefs, and becoming Jaded with the divisions within Protestant Christianity, I converted to Catholicism. I studied more and I have become troubled by many post-schism Catholic dogma. Looking for a further option, I went to Episcopal-thinking great, this is the perfect place for me, halfway between Catholicism and Protestantism. But the liberal developements of TEC bother me, so I moved to a Continuing Anglican Parish that I love. However, I have examined Orthodoxy off and on during this journey, and its timeless tradition strikes something in me. I feel like I have to check it out and learn more about it. It seems much more in harmony with the ancient church than Anglicanism.
What can I do to prepare myself? I have read some of Timothy Ware's works, and I am reading "Facing East" my Matthews-Greene right now. Suggestions? I welcome them.