I thought that most of these conservative Anglicans had already worked some deal out with Rome and were on their way to becoming RC's? Is there at present any movement within Anglicanism for whole parishes to become Orthodox?
No, that is not the case. There is an proposed program from Rome that not all "conservative" Anglicans would choose. I have not heard of any sizeable or even small movement for entire parishes to become EO.
May God preserve us from such an invasion. Those Anglicans that want to become Orthodox should do it individually. There is no "re-entering into communion" with them, because we were never in communion with each other to begin with.
I don't know why some Orthodox encourage the Anglicans into thinking, that, in our perspective, they are in any substantial way any different than any Protestants.
Because "from our perspective" they ARE different from other Protestants. When King Henry VIII broke from Rome, he took with him the Bishops, thus giving the Church of England Apostolic Succession. Furthermore, up until the 1960's, if an Orthodox Christian lived in an area where no Orthodox parishes were available, he/she was encouraged by Orthodox Bishops to attend an Anglican Church.
Up until recent theological developments in the Anglican Church over the past 40 years, they were quite similar to Orthodoxy in theology. For many years there had been chatter about possible reunification between the Orthodox and the Anglican Churches.
You must understand that for many years, the British Isles had their own rites and forms of Christianity. It wasn't until the invasion of the Normans that they truly fell under Rome's power, and began using the same Mass as Rome. When King Henry VIII broke from Rome, his Bishops restored some of these ancient rites.
To dismiss the Anglican Church as some "Johnny-come-lately" is unfair and untrue to their history.
The British Isles were Christian for almost a century before the Slavs were baptized.
So yes, "from our perspective" they ARE different.