File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.
Track listing is as follows:
- History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
- Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
- Commitment to A.O.C.
- Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
- More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
- Need for pride in community
- Informal religion and A.O.C.
- Father came in 1940
- Sunday very important day, always dress up for church
- Christmas preparations, food and customs
- Sermons based on gospel
- Holy days
- Christmas celebrations
- Women in church
- Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
- Brought up very strict
- Awareness of African Heritage
- Food was very important, West Indian dishes
- Linguistics, dialects
- Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
- Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times