This is not a surprise, considering the modern day trend to separate Church from Christ and view the former as rigid and ritualistic and Christ as everyone's best friend.
To call oneself Christian is a huge responsibility, and the importance of turning to the teachings of the pre-denominational Church and not only understand but apply in our everyday life the wisdom of the Church fathers. To quote from a 2007 USA Today article on the growth of Orthodoxy in America,
"I had become convinced that the Eucharist was the center of Christian worship — ancient Christian worship. Once I had reached that point in my personal walk with Christ, there was no going back."