The Last Supper and the Jewish Passover

By |2017-09-06T05:44:36+10:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At Mass on Holy Thursday night Catholics enter the journey of their Saviour who walked the path of suffering and death to resurrection. At home we may enter it also, with a Last Supper meal that draws the family into the rich symbolism of our Jewish and Christian heritage. The Passover Seder is the Jewish

Last Supper Meal

By |2017-09-06T04:06:39+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the Thursday of Holy Week, we commemorate the Last Supper.  In the Christian Scriptures we read that on this day, the night before he died, Jesus celebrated the Jewish Passover (Pesach) in an upper room with his friends. The Passover is a holy day in the Jewish calendar. It recalls how God saved his