Scripture for the first Sunday after Christmas: 1 Samuel 2.18-20,26; Canticle – Balearic Benedicite; Colossians 3.12-17; Luke 2.41-52 Two small children gave me a suspicious and apprehensive look at the Christingle service. “It’s the beard,” explained their grandmother, “It reminds them of the man in Home Alone.” That film, of course, bears a similarity in […]
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2 January – Basil & Gregory Wisdom 7.7–10, 15–16; Psalm 27.1–6, 12–13; John 5.19–24 6 January – Epiphany Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 Hymns: 98 From The Eastern Mountains 105 We Three Kings Of Orient Are 96 Brightest And Best Of The Stars Of The Morning 94 As With Gladness Men Of […]
The following article appeared in the Winter edition (2018) of Menorca’s English-language magazine, Roqueta. “Happy Holidays!” Words that apparently draw a torrent or righteous indignation from critics of “political correctness,” or those who suspect some sort of conspiracy to alter their culture. Histrionic protests of insistence on the “right to say Christmas” burst forth upon […]
The following prizes were awarded at the draw of the Christmas raffle at Santa Margarita on 16 December 2018. Flight around Menorca for two – Rita Foxon (courtesy of Enviro Communications Ltd.) Round of golf for two at Celtic manor – Elaine Yallop Floral basket from Es Bosc – Barbara Doeuts Room diffuser by Negré – […]
Saint Nicholas will return to the streets of Mahón, suitably equipped with a sack containing something for the young – and the story of his life and ministry.
Advent and Christmas worship at Santa Margarita (and Ciutadella).
Readings for the principle services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays & Sundays in December, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Also included are the weekly prayers for the various communities in Menorca, part of our local cycle of prayer. 2 December – Advent 1 Jeremiah 33.14–16; Psalm 25.1–9; 1 Thessalonians 3.9–13; Luke 21.25–36 Hymns: 128 Jesu, […]
Scripture for this Sunday: Daniel 12.1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10.11-14,19-25; Mark 13.1-8 Anyone who has been associated with a church that has been demolished may have a little sympathy for those who heard the words of Jesus dismissing the impressive nature of the Temple in Jerusalem and rather blithely anticipating its destruction. Anyone who has […]
Looking back at my notes, I see that I read this three years ago: In all my dreams before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, […]
Weekend Retreat with Bishop David Hamid When:Friday-Sunday, 3-5 May 2019 Starting on the Friday evening, Bishop David will lead a series of workshops, discussions and meditations. There will be evening and morning worship, and time for personal reflection. The weekend will conclude with Holy Communion on the Sunday morning. More details will be posted on […]