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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday: Celebrating the Christian Seder Meal

From Wikipedia
Today we remember how Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover meal.  He washed the feet of his disciples and said...


In the Philippines, the next three days are holidays so it is a good time for me to meditate about what he did.  I ask myself, how can I complain or drag my feet when I have to serve or do things I would rather not do, when Jesus himself gave me this amazing example of service and humility?

Today we will be celebrating the Christian Seder meal, somewhat like the Jews celebrate their Passover. Have you ever celebrated the Seder meal?  It is a wonderful ceremony for Christians to celebrate Maundy Thursday meaningfully as a family.  It makes the story of the Israelites, our story too.  After all, Galatians 3:29 says, "And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise."


There are different ways to celebrate the Seder meal, with all its of symbolism.  Although I could not find a link to the exact way we do ours, here are some sites you can look up if you are interested in trying it out...

The Seder Meal as a Christian Home Celebration: Preparing and Celebrating the Holy Thursday Meal
A Christian Passover Seder for Holy Thursday
Introduction to a Christian Seder

May you have a meaningful  Easter Triduum!

3 blog hugs:

Kathy said...

This is beautiful - So very thankful for what Jesus did - His tremendous love for us -
God Bless,
Kathy

Diana Shearer said...

Very Beautiful!! I love the Galations 3:29 verse. So important to remember how much Jesus loves us. Thank you so much! I love your blog!!

micah said...

I'm so glad you shared Seder. You've taught me something new today! Have a wonderful Easter. He is Risen Indeed!
happy day
micah

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