Fr Boyle illuminates Christ as Messiah through Isaiah, the Fifth Evangelist
Report by Joseph Grogan
On 20 November 2021, over 30 Order of Malta Members and Candidates shared the fifth spiritual formation session of “An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” of the #OrderofMalta. Fr Brian Boyle has a doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome, and has taught in theologates, Universities and seminaries. He serves in the Sandhurst Diocese as the Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Episcopal Vicar for Education in the diocese. Fr Boyle shared his expertise in Prophetic literature with a focus on three messianic prophecies of Isaiah (c. 740 BCE) in 7:1-17; 9:1-7; and 11:1-10. Fr Boyle’s erudite presentation demystified the polyvalent meanings and interpretations of Biblical Scripture and tradition, to affirm Christian faith in Christ as Messiah. As Advent nears, Fr Boyle highlighted the Biblical significance of Signs, Names and Children to encourage deeper reflection upon Christ’s birth as prophesied by the Old Testament, as a legitimate descendent of King David, and as Emmanuel, the Prince of Peace, the fulfilment of God’s promise of Salvation.
All Members and Candidates are welcome to share the sixth session of this ongoing spiritual formation series, ‘An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” of the Order of Malta. The next session will be in January 2022.