Remembering the Last Supper

Maundy Thursday 9th April 2020


Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day;

Christ on the road to Calvary.

Tried by sinful men,

torn and beaten,

then nailed to a cross of wood.

This the power of the cross:

Christ became sin for us.

Took the blame,

bore the wrath

we stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh to see the pain

written on your face,

bearing the awesome weight of sin.

Every bitter thought,

every evil deed

crowning your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees,

now the ground beneath

quakes as it’s maker bows his head.

Curtain torn in two,

dead are raised to life;

‘Finished’ the victory cry.

Oh to see my name

written in the wounds,

for through your suffering I am free.

Death is crushed to death,

life is mine to live,

won through your selfless love.

Author: Stuart Townend

CCL: 3884

The Last Supper

Each year on this day, we are accustomed to gathering together for a Maundy Thursday Service. On that evening, we remember the final supper between Jesus and his disciples before he was betrayed, arrested, trialed, and crucified.

Due to the lockdown, we cannot meet together physically, but thankfully Jesus gave us a way of remembering what he has done for us, which we can still observe in our current situation.

In the video below, I’m going to talk about the different elements of the Passover meal. The meal Jesus took with his disciples on that final night. I’ll then look at the new meaning that Jesus gave to some of the elements in that meal before continuing into a service of communion, which you can join in with at home if you would like to.