Hello all. This is my first post. Also, I am a new (serious) inquirer, and have attended a small mission parish near my house since August of this year. (Sadly, the priest can only come once a month for divine liturgy).
First, allow me to say that by the second visit I was smitten. (The first visit was too new and confusing for me to enjoy the liturgy). Well, it has been 3 months and I have asked Father M. if I could become a catechumen. He did not say anything definite, but has given me some books to read until he returns this month.
I'm writing to this forum because, sadly, my husband wants to move back to Japan after he finishes his degree after 2 or 3 years. The move I can accept, but I will be heartbroken if there is not a Coptic Church in or near Osaka, Japan. I do not want to go through the catechumenate and holy baptism if I cannot participate in church life. I know....this is selfish.
Thanks for reading this, dear forum members. :)