Festival of faiths in Mojacar

Photo credit: Shutterstock

MOJACAR has held an emotional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the Parish Church of St. Mary.

The celebration was officiated by pastor of the Catholic Church of Santa María, José Miguel Esteban Jerez, and Father Gerardo Reilly, now retired.

The nine readings begin with Genesis and end with the Gospel of Luke, following the story of the fall of man, the promise of a new covenant and the coming of a Messiah, and concluding with the birth of Jesus Christ. The readings are interspersed with traditional carols and choral music.

Both priests closed the service with readings in Spanish and English for the large crowds and local officials in attendance.

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.