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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 […]

Approaching Easter

This article is reproduced from the April issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English language magazine. Kate and I continue to make our way through our first year of life in Menorca, and the last few months have been full of discoveries. We have experienced the celebration of familiar things in new and different ways. We have […]

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