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Another Journey to Orthodoxy

by Alexander Wilson

Like many young people, I came to Orthodoxy through my parents' interest and conversion.  Being one of the youngest in our community, I was soon encouraged to take an active role as an acolyte in the Altar.  I particularly like the ceremony and dignity of the Liturgy with its colour and incense.

Being very interested in history, I find the fact that in our Liturgy we worship as our early ancestors did, a wonderful link to our past and heritage.

Also when I am still asleep on Sunday morning after working all Saturday evening until 11.00 pm, my old Dad bursting into my room offering me physical violence and severe economic sanctions if I don't immediately get out of bed and accompany him to Church is a strong incentive in my attendance.