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Order of Malta Australia


RECORDING: An Hour of Reflection with the Very Rev Fr Morgan Batt


“The Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) foretells the Crucifixion in so many ways. What about the resurrection?”

This Lenten journey we consider the scriptures foretelling or hoping for resurrection.

 An Hour of Reflection with the Very Rev Fr Morgan Batt, ‘Padre’,

Magistral Chaplain Order of Malta

Recording Link: Reflection with Fr Morgan Batt – 16 Mar 2024

On 16 March 2024, Magistral Chaplain the Very Reverend Fr Morgan Batt, ‘Padre’, led twenty Order of Malta Members and friends in an online Lenten reflection upon how The Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) foretells the resurrection.

Padre reflects, “Ever wondered what in our Creed is meant by “He suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures”.  What scriptures? The New Testament wasn’t written for many years after the resurrection of Christ. So the Creed must be referring to the Hebrew Scriptures. Where in the Hebrew Scriptures is the resurrection mentioned?” This reflection provides knowledge to help us with Defense of the Faith.

Padre Morgan encouraged all attendees to bring their Bible. Padre advocates how reading from the Bible allows us to better listen for recurring verses, refrains, and divine echoes from across the entire scriptural symphony.

This deepens our Christian lens into the Jewish belief in the resurrection as a primordial ancient understanding that one day the Messiah would come to grant eternal salvation for all believers.

Padre Morgan illuminated the plethora of Biblical scriptures and motifs foretelling Christ’s resurrection on the Third Day, notably the Sign of Jonah. This guides meditation upon the divine communion of Scripture and Eucharistic Liturgy.

He shared personal Lenten resonance with John 10:10 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 and invited us to reflect, what scripture in the whole Bible summarises our personal faith?

How can we bear witness to our belief in the resurrection in our daily Defence of the Faith?

All members, candidates, volunteers, family, and friends are welcome to share the monthly formation series, “An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” of the Order of Malta.

The next session, led by the Very Rev Danny Meagher, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem of the Order of Malta, will be held on 13 April 2024.

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.