I accidentally attended my first Orthodox service on, of all mornings, Easter. I wandered inside the church because I saw lights and the door was unlocked. The priest greeted me and said that services would be starting shortly. When I explained that I was not Orthodox, he invited me to have a seat. After the service I was invited by him and a couple of others to return for the nighttime service. I did.
I have been exploring the Orthodox Church, and tonight on a podcast I heard a priest teach that the Gospel of John is never read during any services except between Easter and Pentecost. This is because that Gospel is for the baptised and only the baptised would be attending those particular services.
Obviously I was not baptised (not by the Orthodox Church, anyway), so here is my question: was it appropriate for me to attend the Easter services and even a couple more services before Pentecost?
I ask because I am trying really hard not to show disrespect for the Orthodox Church while I explore it.
Interesting Note: I made it about halfway through the nighttime service and had to leave due to becoming very sick to my stomach.