View Full Version : New covenant passover at dusk
04-02-2007, 04:14 PM
"Look," said John the Baptist, "the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29).
Shortly before his death, Jesus shared a meal with his disciples. He shared a cup of wine with them, and then some bread. “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’” (Luke 22:19).
Jesus changed the way we observe “the ordinance of the passover for New Testament times.... We take unleavened bread, symbolizing his broken body, and the wine, symbolizing his shed blood, as a memorial, looking back to his death.
04-02-2007, 05:19 PM
I was just going to start a thread about Passover. You beat me to it. ;)
I would like to wish all my Jewish friends a blessed Passover as that holy celebration beings this evening.
At school we have a Seder meal every year. We celebrate it on Maundy Thursday not necessarily on Passover itself. We have a traditional Seder meal abbreviated with minor changes to adapt it to a Christian audience. (We have almost no Jewish people in our area.)
I know that Christians celebrate the Eucharist as a weekly Passover celebration. However, it seems worthwhile to celebrate the original festival as well. I feel a great connection to the history of the Jewish faith as it is the foundation of my faith as well. It is a great day to remember that God sets us free from what enslaves us. People may wish to enslave, but the Lord, the king of the universe, is our savior who bring freedom to his people.
Does anyone else celebrate Passover? I would be interested to know what your celebration contains.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
04-03-2007, 04:55 PM
Well I celebrate Passover. Our celbration includes four blessings of wine called Kiddush And telling of the story of Exodus. We also bless the Matzot (unleavend bread) and give thanks for G-d freeing us. Near the end, the children must go and find a paice of matzoh that is hidden called the afikomen. While this isn't tradition, it is fun. We then open the door for the prophet Elija who is supposed to fortell the comming of the Messiah. We then conclude wwith a phrase reapeted fro decades "next year in Jeruselem)
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