Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday

So sorry for the long span between posts.  We have been doing state assessments at work this week and last, and when that happens, it seems everything else manages to be put on the back burner.

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day we commemorate The Last Supper. 

Luke 22:7-20

[7] Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. [8] Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."

[9] "Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.

[10] He replied, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, [11] and say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' [12] He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there."

[13] They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

[14] When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. [15] And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. [16] For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."

[17] After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you. [18] For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."

[19] And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

[20] In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for giving a reminder of Maundy Thursday and a beautiful illustration of the Last Supper. Many people seem unaware of the significance of this day. My two younger boys sing in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in Ottawa, Canada and just participated in a very moving Maundy Thursday service. They will, of course, be singing again tomorrow and Sunday. This is their busiest time of year and I feel very blessed to have my children experience music that teaches and connects them so closely to scripture.


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