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Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of many things and people. He is the national saint of Russia and Greece, and thousands of churches are named after him.   He is known as the friend and protector of all those in trouble. Saint Nicholas was born about 500 km from Bethlehem in the fourth century. He […]

Christingles in Menorca

What is a Christingle?  It is an orange wrapped in a red ribbon, into which is inserted a candle, together with sticks on which are placed fruits and nuts, or sweets. Christingles have been made popular in the England by The Children’s Society, since the first Christingle service, held in the Church of England in […]

Christmas Bazaar 2014

Santa Margarita’s annual Christmas bazaar was opened by the mayor of Es Castell, Lluís Camps Pons, at 10:00 on Saturday, 15 November.  Despite an early rain shower, and a few difficulties with the retractable roof of the market square, the weather improved by the time of opening, and a steady flow of visitors availed themselves of […]

Christmas Bazaar – 15 November 2014

From 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday, 15 November, at the Plaça de Mercat in Es Castell: the annual Christmas bazaar for Santa Margarita. Cake stalls – Refreshments – Crafts  Children’s Toys – Cards – Christmas Gifts – Tombola  Collection of non-perishable food items for the needy of Es Castell; 10% of the profits will be […]

Harvesting Wisdom

  This article will appear in the September issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English language magazine, as well as in the newsletter, Menorca Anglican.  If there is a wisdom to be found in the innocence of children (see last month), there is a different kind of wisdom to be found in those of advanced years.  After […]

Celebration of Santa Margarita

While the ministry of the Anglican chaplaincy in Menorca is clearly and primarily for the English-speaking community on the island, we live amongst the local people and their customs, and it behoves us, every once in a while, to participate in the life and traditions of the community. The day traditionally designated to celebrate Santa […]

Corpus Christi

Thursday is designated as the day of Corpus Christi, the commemoration and celebration of the institution of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Much credit for recognition of this within the church calendar is attributed to the persistence of Juliana of Liège in the 12th century – a reminder of the difference one person can make.  Corpus Christi […]

Holy Week

Holy Week is not in vogue in our culture today. For what it commemorates is awful. There’s betrayal: a man who sold his mentor to enemies, colluding with ruthless people against someone who had only ever shown him love. Or corruption: people willing to ignore justice and pay bribes, or seek out liars who can […]

Lent at Santa Margarita in Menorca

The Anglican congregation in Menorca, based at Santa Margarita, has been observing Lent in several ways. Friday, 4th April, was the occasion for a Lenten soup lunch, to which not only the Anglican congregation, but also the New Life Church and Menorquin Roman Catholics were invited.  A wonderfully spicy Thai vegetarian soup and Italian chicken […]

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