Please strive to arrive before the posted service time. Calendar
Standing is the usual Orthodox posture for prayer. Of course, many people cannot stand for extended periods of time, in which case you are welcome to sit down as you need to. In Orthodoxy, we stress being attentive in the services. While sitting is not the traditional posture for prayer, if we must sit, it is good to sit reverently and attentively, with both feet on the floor rather than sitting in a overly casual way, remembering that we are in a holy place.
We ask to withhold any extensive conversation until after the service is concluded. Voices ought never drown out the prayers being read, thus it is better to avoid conversations until afterward.
Non -Orthodox visitors will notice that it is typical for Orthodox Christians to venerate the icons upon entering the church. One common way of venerating icons is to make the sign of the cross and bow twice, then to kiss the icon, and then to make the sign of the Cross and bow a third time.