Thursday, March 29, 2018

Holy Week - On Thursday, Jesus ate the Last Supper with his disciples

By Sara Ipatenco
Belkis Ayón's “La cena (The Supper)” (1991), collograph, collection of the Belkis Ayón Estate
Maunday Thursday, often called Holy Thursday, is the last day of freedom Jesus had before he was arrested. Jesus ate the Last Supper with his disciples, which is still celebrated in Christian churches as Holy Communion. Jesus washed his disciples' feet to demonstrate humility and love for fellow humans, as well as to bring home his message of helping others to know the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. After the meal, Jesus went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, where he stayed late into the night. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. Matthew 26:26 "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.'” [More]