Hi everyone. Here's something I want to tell you all:
I currently live with both of my parents (and I'm attending college - starting sophomore year this August 31st). They're both Roman Catholic (Mom - cradle Catholic born in Haiti, Dad - some protestant form in Jamaica but converted to Catholicism to marry Mom). I was brought up Catholic from birth, but all I knew of Catholicism in my growing years was the prayers and attending church. No doctrine education, no proper sense of true 'Catholic' identity (until I went to a Catholic High School which I graduated from). Now that I am inquiring into Orthodoxy and learning more about it's doctrine, worship, etc., how do I tell them?, especially my mother because she insisted to bring me to church this evening but I didn't want to go because I couldn't stand the dry worship and the controversies surrounding the RCC. The times I do actually go to church is on Christmas, Easter, and Holy Week because the worship was much more liturgical. But the majority of masses I've been to were cut down, dry, and just spoken. It bothers me and this made me appreciate Orthodoxy more often because its fully liturgical in the sense of holiness (I've seen a few Orthodox liturgies on youtube, they're beautiful). In addition, alot of what I find in Orthodoxy is more Biblical and more divinely inspired and holy than the Roman Catholic Church. In my recent findings, I'm starting to believe that Orthodoxy is the living embodiment of the truth.
I didn't tell my mother any of what I said, but I do recall one time that I didn't really need to 'go' to Church because I could 'worship at home' (at the time, I had no idea what Orthodoxy was and I was leaning towards some form of Protestantism in my mind). But how do I tell her and my father that I am inquiring into the Orthodox Church because they may not like my decision (I think they may have been influenced by the protestant masses since coming to America so I think their mindset is kinda shaped that way - this may seem random but I'm just saying what's on my mind)?