forgive me if this post is a little long. I think it prudent to introduce myself and explain where I am at before I get to the question.
I was catholic than started having a lot of issues with the church and left it for a while. Than I got engaged and really started thinking about the Church again. I knew I did not want to return to the Catholic church so I started to do some research and came across Greek Orthodox. It was beautiful. The church was amazing, the liturgy beautiful. The only problem is the priest really did not make himself available to newbies. Never reached out to bring us in. I got a job in a different city and started to attend a wonderful Jerusalem orthodox church. It was all in arabic. Could not understand a like of it. I am German american, whiter than wonder bread. The thing was the priest there was amazing. He started giving us one and on one classes. All available. Than I got laid off there and had to move back to my home town for work. I tried to return to the catholic church but it was just wrong. Than a Lutheran friend of mine invited me to go to a Lutheran church. All was fine tell I had more time to start going to bible studies. That when issues started arriving. As we read the bible and the Pastor would explain it my mind would jump at some of the conclusions being made. It just felt illogical and at times trying to twist rather clear passages.
So this led me running back to read the church fathers and a lot of prayer. I am not in a position to leave my church right now. Oddly enough we got a big wedding happening there in may and we can not change the venue. Kinda too close to the date to have a major crisis with the Lutheran church.
So I wanted to run my plan by this group. I want to attend vespars at my local coptic church(only an hour drive away). Than after the wedding start attending the Divine Liturgy there.
SO first question does that sound like a sane plan
Secound part of my question for any western converts how hard was it for you to convert. Did you feel out place there? Was the culture/language barrier hard to break. Also what is the process of conversion. Rebaptism? I was baptized catholic and soon to be wife was baptized lutheran. Well we have to remarry or just get our marriage blessed. Is there anything that some one thinking about converting should know. Anything you want to share about your experience?