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Counting blessings in Lent

Counting Blessings: the Beatitudes are the sayings of Jesus that open the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel.  Most commonly translated from the Greek word makarios, as “blessed,” other ways to express the meaning are “Happy,” or, as Tom Wright states in Matthew for Everyone, “Wonderful news.” During the season of Lent, there will be an […]

Honorary OBE for “The General”

On Tuesday, 11 March, the largest representation from the British Embassy ever to visit Menorca came to the Isla del Rey, including the Ambassador, The Consul General for Barcelona and Balearics, the head of politics and economy, the head of the embassy press department and the new Defence Attaché.  They were present for a ceremony at which […]

Ash Wednesday – Imposition of Ashes Across Menorca

Observance of Ash Wednesday – 5 March 2014 “Ashes to Go” has become a way of offering the traditional service of imposition of ashes, to mark the beginning of Lent at Ash Wednesday.  A simple service of imposition of ashes is taken to people on the street, or where they live, outside the church.  This […]

Ecumenical Worship

To conclude the week of prayer for Christian unity, more than 50 people from the Roman Catholic parish of Holy Rosary and other Roman Catholic parishes in Sant Lluis and Mahón, the Anglican Church in Menorca and the Spanish Evangelical Church in Mahón gathered in the church of Santa Margarita on Saturday, 25 January, to […]

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