Archive | January, 2016

The Courage Of Mercy

A Reflection by Brother Alois of Taizé – December 2015 Throughout the year 2015, at Taizé, we looked for ways to get involved in new solidarities; these are so urgent today. Across the earth, new forms of distress – migratory, ecological and social – are a challenge for believers of different religions and for non-believers […]

Readings for February 2016

Readings from scripture assigned for major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for February.   3 February – Anskar, archbishop & missionary Zephaniah 3.9-12; Psalm 69.13-16; Acts 1.1-9; Mark 6.7-13 7 February – Sunday before Lent Exodus 34.29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2; Luke 9.28-36 10 February – Ash Wednesday Joel 2.1–2, 12–17; Psalm 51.1–18; 2 Corinthians 5.20b—6.10; […]

Lent 2016 – The Joy Of The Gospel

For Lent 2016, the Anglican Church in Menorca will be spending time reflecting upon the Papal Encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, or Joy Of The Gospel.  Each session will include a simple soup lunch, reading from the encyclical and from scripture, discussion and quiet reflection time. Wednesdays at 13:00, at Santa Margarita. 17 February – Joy And […]

Theme for the Week – 24 January 2016

Scripture for the week: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21 (with reference to the continuation of the gospel to Luke 4:30) Seeking inspiration, I went for a walk. Nothing much happened until I met someone who exclaimed happily about living in Menorca, with Menorquin neighbours. That’s it!  Inspiration comes in surprising […]

Prayer for Christian Unity

This prayer is offered for use during the week of prayer for Christian unity (18-25 January). God our Father, it is your purpose to bring your whole creation into full unity in Christ. We commit ourselves to you. Help us to live for others even as your love includes all: to seek out from others […]

Theme for the Week – 17 January 2016

Scripture for the week: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 Jesus went to a wedding: an ordinary, family wedding, in a small village. Things were simple. Until the wine ran out. Then, in this nondescript place and time, the first of seven major signs of the intersection of heaven and earth recorded in […]

Theme for the Week – 10 January 2016

The Baptism of Christ Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15–17, 21-22 Last August, I conducted a baptism in the sea, at the beach in Punta Prima, Menorca. A baptism in the sea is a powerful reminder of the connection between the water of physical life and the spirit of the creative force of God, […]

Theme for the Week – 3 January 2016

Celebration of the feast of the Epiphany (observed on Sunday).  Scripture for this Sunday: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:10-16; Ephesians 3:1–12; Matthew 2:1-12 There is something about an encounter with Jesus.  It has a transforming effect.  People find that their life’s journeys are re-routed, so that, like the magi who were warned in a dream, they go […]

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