Anglicans and Catholics meet for the Nine Lessons in Mojacar

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Anglicans and Catholics meet for Nine Lessons in Mojacar
MOJACAR TRADITION: Anglicans and Catholics met for the pre-Chritmas service Photo credit: Mojacar town hall

ANGLICANS and Catholics met on December 14 at Mojacar’s Santa Maria parish church for the Festival of the Nine Lessons.

The service was celebrated by parish priest Fr Victor Manuel Fernandez and Canon Vincent Oram, with the members of the two communities reading the Lessons from Genesis in English and Spanish.

As usual during the annual event, there were traditional carols from both cultures, with participation from the Embrujo Mojaquero choir.

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Also in attendance were Mojacar’s mayor Rosa Maria Cano, accompanied by the Public Safety, Education and Culture councillors.

The Nine Lessons and Carols service, held in Anglican churches at Christmas all across the world, was originally devised by the first Bishop of Truro, Edward Benson, in 1880 but was established as a tradition after the service was held in 1928 – and thereafter – at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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