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First time at an Orthodox Church

We want you to feel comfortable worshipping with us!

Stepping into a new church can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. Here we have provided an essay by Frederica Mathewes-Green to give you an idea of the things you will experience as a visitor at St. Seraphim.
Orthodox worship is different! Some of these differences are apparent, if perplexing, from the first moment you walk in a church. Others become noticeable only over time. Here is some information that may help you feel more at home in Orthodox worship—twelve things I wish I’d known before my first visit to an Orthodox church.

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