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Title:
A separate people : an insider's view of Old Order Mennonite customs and traditions
Author:
Horst, Isaac R., 1918-
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Publication Information:
Waterloo, Ont. : Herald Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
262 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780836191226
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Isaac R. Horst presents his beloved Old Order people to a group touring the Mennonite country of Ontario. In Martin's Meetinghouse, he explains church events such as baptism, counsel meeting, conference of ministers, communion, feet washing, ordinations, and funerals. At a schoolhouse, Horst tells why the parochial school system was started and how it operates. His group visits farms and shops and helps with a barn raising.

Horst also shares an array of subjects he has tested with an Elderhostel, such as marriage, roles of women and men, raising children, the unequal yoke, and mutual aid. Finally, his granddaughter asks questions that let grandpa share from his experience and wisdom.

This book deftly gives an insider's account of Old Order Mennonites and why they live a separate life. Yes, Virginia, life is possible without Santa Claus and TV.