Island Wide Gathering
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"The Eucharist... The Last Supper... The Passover..."
The origins of the Mass are found in Jesus’ Last Supper, which we read in the Gospels as well as in the 1st letter of Paul to the Corinthians. Even people who have never read the Bible know the story because of the famous artworks that depict that moment, noteworthy of which is Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper.
But equally important is to realize that the Last Supper was a celebration of Passover – commemorating Israel’s historical redemption from Egyptian slavery and the subsequent giving of His holy Law.
When all was ready, Jesus reclined with the Twelve at Passover table to eat their last meal altogether. Here, on the eve of his death, he showed them the full meaning and symbolism of the Passover memorial.
The experience of the Mass comes into sharper focus when we view the Mass from the lens of the Last Supper and the Passover.
3/17/2019 03:43:55 pm
Thank you Deacon Raffy for refreshing and preparing our hearts and spirit for the Lenten journey. God Bless 🙏🏾
3/17/2019 03:47:03 pm
Yes, Lord! I make my commitment to you! Thank you for your Blood in me that speaks to the Father: This one is Mine! Ruach.... Breath of Life...given by Jesus, I Breathe you in! Thank you Lord for Every Breath I take! I shall be your God! You shall He my People! In Jesus...it is DONE! The Mission and Life of Christ must be mine also! We thank you Lord and praise you for giving us Your Body and Blood! The 4rth cup... Restoration! I am a Child of God! You are my Lord and my God! The Bread of Life! Jesus gave His Life for me! TY Jesus!
Maureen Ramos Burnham
3/27/2019 02:32:32 pm
The life of Christ, as He commanded us, is the very life we have to live in this world... thank you for reminding us about this truth Deacon Raf Mendoza! Have a blessed Lenten journey brothers and sisters, God bless you all! 💖
3/27/2019 02:36:11 pm
Great Teaching by Deacon Raffy! Thank You So Much! We now have a Greater Appreciation of the Holy Mass!
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