Posts Tagged ‘Holy Thursday’

The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

When God saved his people from death by the blood of the Passover lamb and delivered them out of bondage and oppression in ancient Egypt, he told them to eat unleavened bread and each year thereafter to observe this day as a memorial of the Passover of the Lord. The meal taken in community, which […] [Read more]

Holy Thursday in the Year of Mercy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Our commemoration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday takes place this year in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy,” affirms Pope Francis, adding, “Jesus of Nazareth, by his words, his actions and his entire person reveals the mercy of God” […] [Read more]

Keeping Vigil During Christ’s Agony in the Garden

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here […] [Read more]

Glory in the Cross

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

“The Lord Jesus…took bread and…said, ‘This is my body that is for you.’ In the same way, also the cup…saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this in…remembrance of me’” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Reflection Question: How do I renew my faith in the mystery of the Eucharist? [Read more]

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper: The Story of God’s Love for Us

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

For five weeks of Lent, we prepared ourselves through works of charity, self-sacrifice and personal conversion toward God.  Now, on Holy Thursday, we enter into the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  On this holy night, we see Jesus showing his apostles how they are to lead – through service.  Our […] [Read more]

Do This in Memory of Me

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Today, Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, is a retelling of the story of God’s love, a love for each one of us individually. On Holy Thursday, we hear the story of the Passover meal in the Book of Exodus and then, in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, how in […] [Read more]