After meeting someone who said they were an "ordained Orthodox priest", I tried to find out more about their church, but they acted like it was a secret society or something, lol! Of course, it was not the True Church, apparently it was a congregation or denomination without authority, although they claimed apostolic succession from an RC bishop somewhere. In my first attempts to find "Orthodoxy", I looked it up in the yellow pages, and couldn't find anything. God knew my heart, and I saw a tiny Orthodox mission as I was driving somewhere. There are at least five or six Orthodox communities in this area! I found out the reason I didn't find it in the yellow pages; I was supposed to know to look up "Eastern" Orthodox! After being given the actual name of the churches, I was able to look them up. I called one of them, told the secretary I had not been able to find them in the church section of the yellow pages. She said, "Well, you should have looked under EASTERN Orthodoxy
!!!! As though all of us out here in never never land, looking for the True Church are supposed to know "Eastern". I didn't even know about Orthodoxy, other than some vague Bible-belt description as "Catholics that aren't under the pope." Hmm, I guess if someone had never had almonds, and wanted to try some, they SHOULD know to look under "Jordan", hehe
Louisa, I wouldn't be surprised if there is an Orthodox community closer than you think. I look forward to hearing the results of your search
Finding the True Body of Christ has given me joy beyond description.