Rev Dr Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, OP will present a lecture entitled ‘The Story of the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’ on September 16th. The proceeds are in aid of the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital, Bethlehem. The lecture will be followed by a Wine Reception in the Order of Malta’s premises (beside the Church) during which a film showing the work of the hospital will be shown. Born in Cork, Rev Fr Murphy-O’Connor is Professor of New Testament at the École Biblique et Archeologique Française in Jerusalem, and is one of the institution’s most celebrated scholars. Fr Murphy-O’Connor has been one of the shaping influences on Holy Land studies in modern times. He has been published widely throughout the world and in the 1970s, he was invited by the Oxford University Press to write an archaeological guide to the Holy Land, and in 1980, his acclaimed, “The Holy Land, an Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700,” was published. This definitive work appeared in a revised edition in 1986 and has been translated into many languages. As a commentator on the historical dimension to the Middle East conflict, Fr Murphy-O’Connor has been a regular contributor and advisor to the broadcast and print media.