Thanks to you all, people.
Of course I know we are all sons of God and that makes us brothers.
I asked that because, you know what? While Christians are disputing, muslims are winning. Shias and sunnis are always at war, but in situations like the current one, they are all united, they are all brothers and all of them enter the same mosques. It made me think. Shame on us indeed!
About your question Irene: no, no reasons at all. Here's my brief story.
I asked the Patriarchate via email if a non-Greek could join the Church. They sent me the priest's adress and phone number.
One day I called him and he did nothing but repeating "oh yes, yes, whenever you want you call me, then we choose a day and I'll say a few words and you will be orthodox".
I was immensely happy, but soon realized that he said nothing about baptizing, so the next day I called him again to ask about that. He said there was no problem and again he repeated the same words "you call me when you want, you come to the church and we will talk, etc". He was very gentle.
I asked if I could go the next sunday (it was tuesday). He said yes.
That sunday I went to the church to meet him after the mass. We shook hands and he... said in a hurry "yes, yes, whenever you want, you call me and then you come and we will talk".
I was saddened and breathless, but asked him this question: Do you think that I'm not sure or not prepared for my choice?
He nodded rapidly and repeated... again... " You call me (...)"
And he stood there in silence, with a little smile. Kinda impatient. I shook his hand smiling back and said thanks. The meeting lasted more or less 1 minute.
At home my mom told me that he was just being polite. Get that?
To Starlight: Thank you very much for your recommendation, but I don't know. I had chosen the Greek Church because I thought there was a strong relationship between the roman ancestry and the Greek cultural heritage. And well, I felt like an extraterrestrial. If this happened with a cultural relative, what would happen with a Slav? I'm afraid of that! His Grace may be a good Christian who sees beyond ethnicity, but when you experince discrimination you feel wounded and you don't want to take chances anymore.
And not only wounded, you also feel ridiculous. Some relatives told me that I shouldn't go around looking for "weird things". Sorry 'bout that. (that's what you got when you live in a diluted catholic/lay society like mine!
DavidH, this is however my beloved country, although yes I have thought about migrating.
Bye! Gracias querido Pedro por sus palabras. Thanks to you all folks!
P.S. Maybe the Orthodox should proselytize.
would be a miracle!