- The Institution of the Eucharist-Before he died, Jesus gave us his body & blood in the Holy Eucharist.
The time for the Passover was drawing near. Jesus gave directions to the disciples to go into Jerusalem where they would meet a man carrying a pitcher of water.
They were to follow the man and tell him that Jesus wanted a place to eat the Passover meal with His twelve apostles.
Following Jesus’ directions, they entered the city and found the man who in turn led them to a room that was prepared for their meal.
During the meal Jesus said, “Amen I say to you, that one of you is about to betray me.”
This really disturbed them all and they began asking “Is it I, Lord?”
Jesus said in response…
“He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me…woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: it were better for him, if that man had not been born.”
Then Judas who had already committed to betraying Jesus asked, “Is it I, Rabbi?”
Jesus just responded, “Thou hast said it.”
Then Jesus took bread then blessing it, He broke it and gave it to His disciples and said, “Take ye, and eat. This is my body.”
Then He took the chalice filled with wine and gave it to them saying…
“Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.”
Imagine how the Apostles felt at this most holy event, not knowing what would happen but knowing that Jesus was offering to them something that would become a most sacred sacrament.
After the meal they all went out to the Mount of Olives with Jesus to pray and where Jesus was handed over to those who were to crucify Him.