Hopefully you know this already but:DepartedLight wrote:In Raleigh there several Orthodox communities. I am interested in these 2:
All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
All Saints would be part of the Antiochian archdiocese. Based in Syria/Lebanon (thus under much persecution in the Middle East), the US organization famously welcomed a group of about 2000 evangelicals, former Campus Crusade people about 20 years ago (IIRC - going from memory on the stats so be nice to me.) The Antiochians along with the Greeks and the Russians (OCA), are part of a larger Assembly of Bishops in North America seeking visible unity among the Orthodox in the US.
St Mary would be one of the Oriental Orthodox, based in Egypt, also under much persecution. The Christians beheaded recently by ISIS in Libya were nearly all Coptic. Thoth is your best source here and I defer to him.
As we say "Come and See". God grant you his mercy as you explore.