Biblical texts

Last Supper Resurrection meal

Last Supper

When the time came he took his place at table, and the apostles with him; and he said to them:

"How I have longed to eat this Passover with you before my death! For I tell you, never again shall I eat it until the time when it finds its fulfilment in the Kingdom of God."

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks to God he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves; for I tell you, from this moment never again shall I drink from the fruit of the vine with you until the time when the Kingdom of God comes. For this is my blood, the blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the forgiveness of sins."

And he took bread, gave thanks to God, and broke it; and he gave it to them, with the words, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

After singing the Passover hymn they went out to the Mount of Olives and reached a place called Gethsemane.

This is an amalgam of the synoptic gospels and shows how these relate to the eucharist ritual.



Resurrection Eucharist Text

It is important that the resurrection texts, as well as linking Christ to the prophets, makes him have a meal, indicating that the Kingdom of God is coming, indeed interpreting it. Without the inclusion of a meal, Christ's fulflment would not have been there. Notice how as soon as a theological point is made, Christ disappears. Their eyes were opened means they got the point, or rather this is the point to the readers and worshippers.

Luke Chapter 24 - Resurrection and Ascension

15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

[They tell him about the experiences so far]

25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.


30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?