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Holy Thursday

March 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Praying Through Art, Triduum


Holy Thursday

“The Last Supper”

The Institution of the Eucharist

When the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread arrived, the day for sacrificing the Passover lamb, he sent out Peter and John, instructing them, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” … When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I tell you [that] from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you do this in memory of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.”
Luke 22:7-8, 14-20


Art: The Last Supper, Joan [or Juan] de Juanes, 3rd quarter of 16th century, PD-worldwide, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Ariel McKinney

Ariel is a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in vocal performance and opera. She is a fervent Catholic who enjoys all that is artistic and beautiful; she also has her own photography business, Song of Songs Photography.

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  • LizEst

    Beautiful, Ariel! Thank you for this Juan de Juanes (ca 1560) painting of the Last Supper. You may also like this one by Corbert Gauthier, a classmate of mine, called “Bread of Life”:

    • BeckitaMaria

      Beautiful, Liz!

    • Beautiful Paintings!

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