Is there different rules for older people wanting to Join the Church. I'm asking this cause a person I know asked me about the Orthodox faith as they know that I know a little bit on the Church. This person is in their 70's. I said they would have to go on a 1yr to 2 yr classes they seamed not to like that idea. Did I give the right answer or are there different rules for much older people?
Each individual seeking to become a catechumen and each priest are unique.
Thus, if a priest has had some bad experiences with catechumens from Catholicism who have returned to the Catholic Church (a common problem), he may make each person wait from one to three years.
If a priest has not had any problems, then he may receive a Catholic within six months.
With Protestants, it is the same thing.
I have known some Protestants who are diligent and who are received within six months.
Others have had to be instructed and attend Holy Services regularly in order to receive the Sacraments of Initiation within one to three years.