Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Last Supper - Maundy Thursday
Our Lord Eyesus Kristos also modeled servant leadership by washing the feet of the disciples, teaching them that whoever wants to be great, must be the servant of all.
 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
- 1 Corinthians 10.14-17, 11.27-32
 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
- Mark 14.12-25
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he
suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood:
Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same
in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a
pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit
ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
- Collect for Maundy Thursday, Book of Common Prayer