i sort of mentioned to them that i was going to the orthodox church and got the usual 'yes, dear. now did you hear about...' and 'moving onto other topics' reply.
after i became orthodox i got (and still get) the usual worries about whether i had become muslim (we speak arabic, so must be similar to muslims... groan!). no-one else is orthodox, so i have passed from the category of 'weird' (why else would i study arabic if i wasn't weird) to 'worryingly weird'.
i was in my '30s so didn't live with them for a long time.
basically they try to be polite about it, and occasionally we have good chats, but mostly i feel like i have some kind of embarassing problem. as for fasting... hmm, maybe best not go there...
maybe i am oversensitive and should not have expected them to be very happy and then seek out their local orthodox church!
william, i am pleased to hear you get lifts to liturgy, that's lovely, praise God.
james rottnek, i hope your family continue to be ok with it.
take cb gardner's advice and take it step by step. i think the hardest thing is when we are very happy at a new discovery only to find that others are quite sure we have gone mad and so we can't really share it with them. so take things slowly