7 Jun 2015
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, â€œWhere do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?â€ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, â€œGo into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, â€˜The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?â€™ He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.â€ So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, â€œTake; this is my body.â€ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, â€œThis is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.â€
When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.