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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre share Lenten Program in QLD


Magistral Chaplain, Fr Gerard McMorrow, presented an opening talk for the Lenten Program in the North Eastern Region, illuminating the context of the Gospel of St Mark’s coverage of Holy Week. The Order had the pleasure of the attendance of several members of The Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, including H.E. Dr. Monica Thomson, DC*HS, as our guests.

Fr Gerard explained the Jewish traditions of The Old Testament and the central place Jerusalem plays in Jewish worship. Further, he elaborated on how the Roman occupation utilised a corrupt local administration and how Imperial theology was ever present. These insights are the backdrop to what will be Christ’s actions and message during Holy Week, to be explored in the coming three Lenten presentations.

This Lenten gathering occured in the Parish Centre of Our Lady Help of Christians, Hendra, alongside the Church which hosted the Order’s Inaugural Mass in Queensland, in 1979. This Inaugural Mass was concelebrated by our beloved and recently deceased Chaplain Fr Peter Gillam, whose memory we keep in our prayers.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.