Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maunday Thursday

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I am taking a short break from sharing my photography work to celebrate the Easter season.  This week is Holy Week for the Christians, today being Maundy Thursday, the day when the Disciples celebrated the Last Supper with Jesus before He went to the cross on Good Friday.

The Passover with the Disciples
17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread 
the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you
have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 
18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and
 say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand.
I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and 
they prepared the Passover.

20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. 
21 And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, 
one of you will betray me.” 22 And they were very sorrowful
and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”
23 He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish 
with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man goes as it is 
written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man
is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had
not been born.” 25 Judas, who would betray him, answered,
“Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so.”

Institution of the Lord's Supper
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after
blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, 
“Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and 
when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying,
“Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant,
which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 
29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until 
that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial
30 And when they had sung a hymn, 
they went out to the Mount of Olives.

-Matthew 26:17-30 (ESV)

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