Thursday, May 28, 2015

Flashback from 40 years ago

Occasionally I try to go back in time and see how things have changed for me, and the world around us. 40 years ago I was still in the Major Seminary in Malta, studying for the priesthood with another 13 classmates, to be ordained two years later. These two photos were taken during the ceremony when I received the Orders of Lectorate and Acolyte. This allowed me to distribute communion and help around the altar during Mass, besides reading officially during Mass. 
Presently in our Diocese Acolytes are very popular and they help us very well during every Mass. Obviously you can see that my hair was thinning out, soon to disappear completely, at least from the top of my head.