Holy Thursday

March 24, 2016


Below you will find a reflection for today, Holy Thursday. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.

Holy Thursday
by Jean Stokan and Scott Wright

bread and wine As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:26)

Tonight we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist, that great feast of our salvation that recalls another great feast, the Passover, the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt and their journey to freedom in the Promised Land.
    The first letter to the Corinthians (11:23-26) recounts this great event in our Christian tradition:

The Lord Jesus on the night he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

On this night we recall our own journey to freedom and our passage to new life...

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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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