Mmmm....so I'm circling this one for a while.
I've mentioned that the service at Holy Trinity is a mix of English and Greek, and everyone there speaks English, though many are also bilingual. But the point there is that I have no trouble communicating with anyone else I might need to speak to.
The thought, though, does occur that I might like to understand Greek. I have the little Divine Liturgy book, so I know what is being said when it is in Greek, and for the readings, where are indicated in the book, but the text not included, they have a print out every Sunday with the readings in Greek and English as well. So I'm not missing out on anything. And, I'm actually enjoying just listening to the words, without understanding them. It's less about making sure I'm in the right part of the Liturgy, or doing the right thing, and more about just being there, and listening, and letting it all wash around me. And the Creed is said twice, once in Greek and once in English, so I just listen to the Greek and recite the English with everyone else (though, of course, they all say it in Greek as well. After a while I suppose I'd be able to do it too...).
Anyway. I just...I don't know. If I do decide to become Orthodox, this will be the church I attend. And...I keep thinking that it might be a good idea to learn Greek.
I know caraboska's recommended a book that she used to learn New Testament Greek, and I keep thinking about it, but I don't know...I think my problem is that it just seems like such a daunting idea to learn a new language, and Greek just...um...it looks very 'alien' when compared to English. There are words that I can figure out, when they're spoken, but then you look at the written, and the alphabet is so different!
Maybe I'm just being lazy? I know that the church actually does have Greek classes, during season, but I likely wouldn't be able to attend them because of my gym schedule, which is non-negotiable at this point. I have to go to the gym every day. So. Learn it myself? Wait? Stop worrying about it because it makes no difference right now?