Archive | March, 2015

Theme for the Week – 29 March 2015

Palm Sunday – The Very Rev. Michael Higgins  When a powerful Roman General entered the city after being triumphant in battle he came in a procession of great splendour, riding in a four horse chariot.  When an English medieval king entered a city he had taken in war he did so heading a great procession, riding in […]

Theme for the Week – 22 March 2015

The fifth Sunday of Lent – beginning Passiontide Readings for this Sunday: Jeremiah 31.31–34; Psalm 119.9–16; Hebrews 5.5–10; John 12.20–33 Sometimes life’s moments of revelation can be a bittersweet conjunction of joy and sadness.  We see hope, but we see mortality, for example.   Jesus had such moments.  Some Greeks – evidently Gentiles – came […]

Readings for April 2015

Readings for main worship services during April.   1 April – Wednesday in Holy Week Isaiah 50.4–9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12.1–3;,John 13.21–32   2 April – Maundy Thursday Morning Service – with washing of feet Exodus 12.1–4, 11–14; Psalm 116.9–end; 1 Corinthians 11.23–26; John 13.1–17, 31b–35 Evening Service – Tenebrae, Stripping of Altar   3 April – Good […]

Newsletter – Lent/Easter 2015

Please click on the link below to download the latest edition of the Anglican Menorca newsletter.  This is a fairly large file (5 MB), which may cause long download times without a high-speed internet connection.  Please contact the church ( if you have difficulty. Link for the newsletter: Newsletter 2015-03  

Theme for the Week – 15 March 2015

The fourth Sunday of Lent – also Mothering Sunday Scripture for the week: 1 Samuel 1.20–28; Psalm 127.1–4; Colossians 3.12–17; John 19.25b–27 There are various stories and theories about the origin and meaning of Mothering Sunday.  At the heart of many is the idea that children in service were allowed to go home to their mothers and their mother churches […]

Worship for Holy Week and Easter

Sunday, 29 March  09:00 Holy Communion 11:00 Blessing of palms, procession, passion narrative, Holy Communion   Monday, 30 March  11:00 Morning Prayer 17:30 Evening Prayer – reflections on stations of the cross (1-5)   Tuesday, 31 March  11:00 Morning Prayer 17:30 Evening Prayer – reflections on stations of the cross (6-10)   Wednesday, 1 April  […]

Theme for the Week – 8 March 2015

Third Sunday of Lent  Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 20.1–17; Psalm 19.7–end; 1 Corinthians 1.18–25; John 2.13–22 Friedrich Schleiermacher was an 18th century theologian/philosopher who described sin in terms of “distorted vision” – a weakness in our consciousness of God.   On the face of it, sin seems an easy thing to define.  After all, we have the Ten […]

World Day of Prayer 2015

The Women’s World Day of Prayer was celebrated at Santa Margarita on Friday, 6 March, with an ecumenical gathering of women from Menorca (and three male observers!). The service for 2015 was arranged and organised by the women of the Bahamas. The words and themes drawn from the islands of the Bahamas were beautifully crafted […]

Theme for the Week – 1 March 2015

Second Sunday of Lent Readings for this day: Genesis 17.1–7, 15–16; Psalm 22.23–end; Romans 4.13–end; Mark 8.31–end   Leonard Nimoy has died. As an actor, he defined the role of Mr Spock in Star Trek, creating both the hallmark Vulcan sign of greeting, and the phrase “Live long and prosper.” Peter, as a follower of […]

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