Glad to see my love of coffee isn't awkward around here.
Hey, is there any traditional grab for laymen to wear?
Just curious, and random.
LOL, What kind of people do you think Orthodox Christians are??!!
Listen, we're not some kind of fundy-Morman-cult that abstains from caffeine, alcohol, and makes women wear long underwear under their dresses and the men cut their hair short.
While there are extremists out there (and if you spend enough time on Google, they are not hard to find), by spending time in the parish
you will see that Orthodox Christians are pretty much just like your average American, except our form of worship is way cooler than any Protestant Mega-Church.
You will see that we drink coffee and alcohol, eat REALLY good food, and know how to have an awesome time. (And we certainly aren't afraid of dancing
While in some parishes it's traditional for the women to wear a skirt to church on Sunday, our women are allowed to wear pants, have jobs, and speak their mind. (i.e. you never want to cross a Presbytera/Matushka/Khouria!
) Our men are allowed to grow their hair long or keep it short, some have beards, some do not.
Orthodoxy is far more concerned with the state of your soul than the state of your dress.
I think as you spend more time at an Orthodox parish, you will see what I mean.