It doesnt matter if you fo to a greek or a russian or the (Greek Orthodox) Antioch Orthodox church. All these belong to to the leader of the orthodox (and all christian churches of course) Jesus Christ himself.
I am sorry if "americanorthodox" felt unwanted, and that is not want the Orthodox church (Christianity) represents. As i said above the churches do not belong to the priests or the greeks, americans, russian, swedes or whatever, but they belong to all of us. Christ and the apostles build it for all of us
But it is important to understand that although orthodoxy has been in europe since the first days of christianity, in the catholic and protestant dominated america it was brought by the first few immigrants from east and south east of europe. So the parishes where built to serve the immigrants as both religion and social centers. But years later, as the numbers of non-ethnic orthodox has been rising
a lot of parishes (especially in big cities) have become less ethnic-centered and very open to everyone. Here in London (UK), almost half the people at our local greek-orthodox church are non-greeks.
A long while ago i visited a monastery at mount-Athos (an area in greece which is full of monasteries and is one of the "lungs" of Christianity). When i was there, although i was greek as most priests and monks, i felt soooo alone and a littlebit unwanted, even though i realised later that that wasnt true. During a service i simply spoke silently inside me, to Jesus, and asked him why do feel so alone and unwanted, who will want to talk to about life, about GOD, to maybe answer some questions of mine. After the service, as the monks were talking to each other or to other visitors, as i started to make a move towards my room, suddenly a monk, appraoched me out of nowhere, and i am telling you, the chat we had was e-xce-llent. Now i visit that place every year as thousands of other people do. i hope all of you will have the chance to visit, it is a fantastic experience. And there are many monks that are american, british, latin american ex-catholics or from other religion converts to orthodoxy.
SO what i have learned and hope u understand is that YOU are not alone when you will go to greek or antiochian church orthodox.
If you feel alone or if you want to find answers, while you are at the church or at home simply just "talk" to Jesus. GOD listens to us and wether we believe or not we are his children. And a true loving father as GOD is, will always listen to us, and provide us with anything that benefits our souls.
“Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you” (Math. 7:7)
And i hope that Orthodoxy and the Lord himself will provide you with the answers you are looking for. Orthodoxy is an exciting spiritual journey. And as i said, you are not alone. Jesus Christ will join you in this journey as your friend, your brother, your father, your GOD. He is always with you.
here are some links that i hope you enjoy visiting:http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/index.php?p=38http://www.orthodoxphotos.com/Orthodox_Elders/Greek/Fr._Porphyrios/index.shtmlhttp://www.holylight.gr/enmain.html