Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday: The Cenacle (Upper Room)

(Linking up with Auntie Leila. Although, I guess the only "funny" thing about this is that I finished this material late last night. Talk about last minute preparations!!!)

(Scripture from the NAB translation, St. Joseph edition. Luke: 22: 7-16, 19-20. Presentation is a modified Catechesis of the Good Shepherd presentation of the Cenacle.)

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

When the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread arrived, the day for sacrificing the Passover lamb, he send Peter and John, instructing them, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." They asked him, "Where do you want us to make the preparations?" And he answered them, "When you go into the city, a man will meet you carry a jar of water. Follow him into the house that he enters and say to the master of the house, "The teacher says to you, 'Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'" 



He will then show you a large upper room that is furnished. Make the preparations there.



Then they went off and found everything exactly as he had told them, and there they prepared the Passover.



When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles.



He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God."

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them...



...saying, "This is my body, which will be given up for you; do this in memory of me."



And likewise the cup after they had eaten...



...saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you."



After the last supper, Jesus and the Apostles went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemene. There, he was arrested, and then was crucified....



But on the third day, he rose again.



We continue to celebrate this special gift of the Eucharist.



What does this look like? Have you seen something like this before? (Child ponders this and hopefully recognizes that this is just like at Mass!)

May you continue to have a blessed Triduum!




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