get down to yr nearest coptic church for the night of good friday (usually 10 or 11pm till 6am, so you'll have finished yr own good friday service by then, and then u get to sleep saturday daytime which is great preparation for Holy Pascha).
we read the whole of the book of revelation during this service, with lots of other readings, prayers, singing and end the nights festivities in the best possible way - with a liturgy (Holy Communion).
in my previous church, they are doing a Bible study on revelation. we don't get 2 bothered by the multiple 'end of the world' internet 'prophesies' but we don't dodge the issue either.
leap of faith,
hi, i didn't 'see' u before so i looked at yr other posts and i saw u used to be methodist. did u know john wesley was heavily influenced by some of the orthodox church fathers? i had lots of methodist influence in the middle of my childhood - so it was not a big change in theology to become orthodox.
everyone who misses singing,
get out and write some more orthodox songs! there's nothing against that as long as the theology is sound.
one that we have translated into english is 'night of the last supper':http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/index.php?a=view&id=926
so if u r not good at song writing, get translating.
if u want change, be part of that change!
i suppose i used to miss understanding everything (my previous church translated at least 80% of the non-english stuff but i still got lost sometimes), but now i've been orthodox for 3 years, i don't miss anything of my previous churches.
a few churches i went to didn't have Bible study, but my current one has it after liturgy and mid-week!
i feel very blessed, like i have 2 much chocolate cake...