I agree, OCA does have a nice website.
I don’t think we can know what “always” will bring.
Thanks everyone for all the very helpful answers. I think I have decided to pass as I actually can’t stand for more than about a minute and my feeling is I would attract attention to myself and become a distraction to others.
I hope you reconsider. Sitting during services or Divine Liturgy is not going to distract anyone. It would be a very unusual Greek Orthodox Church if it doesn’t have pews. Tonight in Ascension Vespers at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral as usual the Metropolitan and priest celebrant kept gesturing “down, down” ie SIT. We stood, as usual, maybe 1/4 of the time. And several people pretty much sat the entire time because they needed to do so. The OCA parish is unlikely to have pews but will probably have benches and chairs around the perimeter. There are several people in my OCA parish who sit most of the time because they need to. I have a young friend, grad school, with an injury that causes him to sit through nearly the entire Divine Liturgy.
Most, not all, of these parishes are fairly small and they’re very used to having visitors. A woman visitor would be wise to wear a dress and bring something for your head, tho I see very few women with a head covering in the Greek Orthodox or the OCA here, but you wouldn’t be out of place as a woman covering your head, either. The ROCOR Church is the only one here where I always cover my head.
I wanted to go because I listened to this: ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/a_conversation_with_st._seraphim_on_the_holy_spirit#.T7kDW9Ha-P8.blogger podcast, just the first ten minutes moved me very much and made me want to know all about Saint Seraphim and the theology of the Orthodox Church.
Fr. Tom Hopko is a wonderful teacher. I love his podcasts. His “Worship in Spirit and Truth” series on the Divine Liturgy is great. I discovered a couple of months ago that I can download these podcasts on my smart phone and listen to them anyplace.