Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Pes'ho, Maundy Thursday
Volume 8 No. 471 March 27, 2018

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Last Supper

"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, 'Take and eat, this is My body.' Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, 'Drink from it all of you, for this is My blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins'"
(Matthew 26:26-28).


I. Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday in Church

1. Bible Readings for Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday (March 29)

2. Sermons for Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday (March 29)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Maundy Thursday

4. Malankara World Passion Week Supplement

Malankara World has a supplement that provides detailed information about Passion Week including articles, prayers, sermons, etc. You will find it here:

Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World

Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible readings, meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week. You will find it here:

Today in Passion Week Passion_Today_archives.htm

II. Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday Reflections

5. Two Striking Truths about the Last Supper

I find it immensely comforting and quite astounding to know that Jesus actually wants to be with me with all my imperfections and weaknesses - because I have a lot of them. ...

6. Holy Thursday: The God who Washes Feet

On Holy Thursday we enter into the institution of the Eucharist, here the eternal sacrifice of Calvary is truly made present. The Lamb of God becomes bread broken for others, wine poured out. No longer bread but His Body, no longer wine but His Blood. ...

7. Holy Thursday and the New Commandment

Jesus' actions on Holy Thursday were revolutionary and radical. They are meant to shock our consciences. Indeed, St. Peter was so shocked he exclaimed, "You shall never wash my feet." ...

8. He Gives Himself Entirely to Us - A Great Lesson For Married Life

Today we celebrate the feast on which the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood took place. It is also, therefore, the day on which Our Lord, exercising His priesthood, offered Himself as a sacrifice sacramentally. ...

III. More Maundy Thursday Features

9. The Bread of Affliction: A Meditation on What Jesus Endured at the Last Supper

On this Holy Thursday, let's examine the sequence of events at the Last Supper. It illustrates pretty well why the Lord had to die for us. ...

10. The Eucharist

Jesus held bread and the cup of wine in His hands and said "This is my body" and "This is my blood." Luke records that Jesus also said to do this in memory of Him (22:19). For the Jews, to do something "in memory" meant to make it actually present. ...

11. Maundy Thursday: Jesus Speaks to His Men

The final act has been set in motion, the die has been cast, all the players are on the stage, the wheels of injustice slowly grind away. Evil times have come. Even now Judas is on his way to betray the Lord Jesus. ...

12. Gethsemane: The Spirit is Willing But . . .

What Jesus said to them, he says to us: "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." We will fight this battle every day until we finally go home to heaven. ...

13. The Synaxarion for Great and Holy Thursday

Troparion, Kontakion, and The Exapostilarion (The Hymn of Light) for Holy Thursday from the Eastern Orthodox Church Liturgy.

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