Thanks so much for the welcome, Mary.
By way of introduction, I am a priest in the Antiochian Archdiocese, one of the group of "Evangelical Orthodox" who came into the Church in 1987. I am presently attached to a moderately-sized parish in Southern California.
My experience on internet forums has previously been limited to a few Protestant sites, most which can be a hot place for an Orthodox Christian. Though I was once an Evangelical Protestant myself, I am continually amazed at the hostile and closed-minded attitudes of many posters on such forums. After one or two posts, I soon find myself accused of being a "catholic idol-worshipper" or worse (if that's possible). The ignorance and hatred of historic Christianity and the unwillingness to learn is simply stunning to me. Nevertheless, a few people I've met in those forums have eventually expressed an interest in reading Orthodox materials, so that is a good thing I hope.
It's a pleasant change to find a forum like this. I hope to find the time to visit it more frequently.