This is the Thursday before the Crucifixion of Jesus. On Holy Thursday (also called Maundy Thursday), Christians commemorate the Last Supper—a Passover meal that Jesus shared with his disciples the night before his death, which we shared in our last blog. During the meal, Jesus broke bread and offered his followers wine, saying “This is my body, given up for you.”The arrest and flagellation of Jesus occurred before his trial. Condemned, he was led off to suffer crucifixion on the cross, a Roman means of torture and death.
Painting by Rubens
Credits: Video St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir “God So Loved The World” by John Stainer. Cathedral photographs St.Paul online.