The lord jesus on the night he was betrayed first corinthians 11 23 initiated the eucharistic sacrifice of his body and his blood. The church celebrates in her liturgy the last supper on thursday of holy week to recall the time our lord jesus christ gathered the twelve apostles during the passover season.
An introduction the last supper is one of several major events in the earthly life of jesus christ that are recorded in the bible the last supper is a description of the last meal jesus christ had with his disciples prior to his arrest and crucifixion on a roman cross about 2 000 years ago.
Jesus christ last dinner. And indeed according to the gospel of mark 14 12 jesus prepared for the last supper on the first day of unleavened bread when they sacrificed the passover lamb. Also called the lord s supper the last supper was significant because jesus showed his followers that he would become the passover lamb of god. The first epistle to the corinthians contains the earliest known.
The last supper provides the scriptural basis for the eucharist also known as holy communion or the lord s supper. Many people assume that jesus last supper was a seder a ritual meal held in celebration of the jewish holiday of passover. Last supper in the new testament the final meal shared by jesus and his disciples in an upper room in jerusalem the occasion of the institution of the eucharist.
Jesus and the last supper. It is not without good reason that jesus last supper with his disciples has been made the subject of so many artistic projects over the centuries. All four gospels give an account of the last supper when jesus christ shared his final meal with the disciples on the night before he was arrested.
Here at one of the last gatherings attended by all jesus delivers instructions not on how to enjoy the meal but how to remember him once he is gone. The last supper is the final meal that in the gospel accounts jesus shared with his apostles in jerusalem before his crucifixion. The synoptic gospels and the early traditions of the church affirm that the last supper occurred on passover.
The last supper is commemorated by christians especially on maundy thursday.