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The Eucharist

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The Eucharist Jesus' last meal with his disciples has become very important for Christians today. Using Mark's gospel explains the importance of the meal for Jesus and his disciples. Explain how Christian's may interpret this meal and celebrate it today. The "Last Supper" in Mark's gospel is actually called the "lord's supper." Jesus and his disciples had their supper in a St Marks mothers house. They were there to celebrate the pass over feast. A lamb had been sacrificed for them to eat. Jesus had instructed his disciples to prepare the room where they were to dine. The upper room was to be occupied by Jesus and the disciples. This was a Jewish tradition. Jesus then arrived with the disciples. As they got settled, Jesus said an unsettling prophecy. "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me- one of you that is sitting with us tonight." Many of them were in disbelief. After he had told them this sad prophecy, Jesus then "broke the bread and shared it among his disciples and gave thanks to God." Jesus then took out a cup and "gave it thanks and offered it to them." ...read more.


In church we see church we see priest and alter boys and girls serving God and others. These people are following the example that Jesus showed to his disciples. The "Last Supper" was also a time for Jesus to tell his disciples that he wasn't going to be with them forever. He wasn't going to be with them for three days now, but he knew that after he resurrected, he would be returning to heaven to be with his father forever. Jesus' departure for now was like a test for his disciples. It was like a test for a herd of sheep to go on without their shepherd. The disciples were the sheep and Jesus was the shepherd. Jesus' disciples would need a new leader a new shepherd. At the "Last Supper," Jesus makes it clear to all of his disciples what they are to do to become the leader or the greatest. Today in the modern world the pope John Paul ii is the modern day leader of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul ii became pope in 1978. He is the first non-Italian pope since the 16th century. ...read more.


Yet not what I wilt, but what thou wilt." From this prayer, Christian's today can discover that there was a close relationship between Jesus and God. He was frightened of his death and he wanted to be released from the crucifixion, but only if God was willing to except this to happen. Jesus soon returned back to the three disciples that he had chosen to come with him. He found them a sleep when he had returned. This was the third time that this had happened. "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners." Judas arrives with the chief priest. He kissed Jesus. This was the signal that he had planned with the chief priest. Jesus was then arrested. Judas had betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Conclusion The Last Supper could interpret Christians today as they can as a celebration of mass. The body of Christ (Eucharist) is the centre of meant to be at the Christians lives. Without it, the Christian community wouldn't have enough to remember Jesus by. This is because we would only hear gospel readings about Jesus and we would only read about his miracles instead of experiencing the miracle of transformation between the bread into the body of Christ. ...read more.

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