I was thinking that maybe Achronos was trying to hide an imperfection of some kind - peg leg, etc.
However, I am now thinking that he wishes to attend services incognito. A chance to go and pray, an not be recognized while doing it.
For example, if a celebrity or politician wished to go to church, and not necessarily be associated with that church in public.
You know...some politicians wish to remain "neutral", and their religious affiliation may be held against them.
So, in that case...what's a person to do?
Maybe attend services in the middle of the week when fewer people are in attendance?
Maybe just swallow the pill and be proud of your faith, come what may.
I would pick the second.
I am Orthodox, and while it's not the most "popular" thing to be, and sometimes even makes our work/school/social life difficult, I don't care. It's the most important thing in my life.