3. Bread and Wine on Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday, Christians remember the night Jesus shared the Passover meal with his closest friends and disciples. He knew that his disciple Judas would betray him, and the rest would eventually desert him in fear, yet he wanted them to remember this last supper together.
As he broke the bread and gave it to them, he said:
"Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you.
Do this to remember me."
Again, when he offered them the cup of wine, he said:
"This is my blood poured out for you.
Drink this as a sign of God’s faithfulness
and his forgiveness of your sins."
Christians in churches of all traditions around the world today continue to break bread and drink wine together in the service of Holy Communion to remember Jesus and all he did for us.