I feel much better after attending Divine liturgy today.
I finally had a chance to know some parisioners in the Greek Orthodox Church where I attend. Before that, I had a feeling that I might have to switch a different parish that has more Converts and using more English in liturgy, but now I feel that this parish is really a warm, welcoming parish to stay.
I have not yet talked to father the manner I shall be received into Church, and I think that it might be better to talk to him after obtaining my baptismal certificate from the Christian community where I was being initially baptized. Father is very nice and tells me to keep updates so he can sure I will stay on track.
Here are some of many questions I have:
In my first three liturgies, I was a little uncomfortable with the donation box being moved around by parisioners at the end of liturgy. I feel I can accept this kind of practice now, but I do not know why that asking donations is being done in this particular manner, at least in some parishes? Is it fine for me to give what I am able to give? I feel kind of embarassed because I am only able to give a little amount, comparing what other parisioners can do.
This question is a little bit wild. Are there any Orthodox Saints can "help/assist" me to study Biology or becoming a Physician? I would want to become a physician if it is possible but I don't really know if there are any Saints I can pray to or any Orthodox writing can help me to continue my pre-medical undergraduate education, and Biology is my weakest studying field in college.