Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Active Participation at the First Eurcharist

Jesus’ disciples prepared the Seder:

And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
— Matthew 26:19

And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover
—Mark 14:16

And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
—Luke 22:13

They reclined with Jesus:

And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
— Mark 14:17

And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
— Luke 22:14

They talked among themselves:

And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
— Luke 22:23–24

Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
— John 16:17–18

They looked at each other:

Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
— John 13:22

They asked Jesus questions:

Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
— John

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
— Matthew 26:22

And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
—Mark 14:19

Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
John 13:23–25

Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?
— Matthew 26:25

Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou?
— John 13:36

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now?
— John 13:37

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
— John 14:5

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
— John 14:8

Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
—John 14:22

They answered Jesus (and had their feet washed):

Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
—John 13:8–9

And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords.
— Luke 22:38

I will lay down my life for they sake.
— John 13:37

His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
—John 16:29–30

One left early:

He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
— John 13:30

At the end they sang a psalm:

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
—Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26

Mostly they ate and drank:

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
— Matthew 26:26

And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
— Mark 14:18

And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
Mark 14:22

And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
Mark 14:23

And were told what they did not want to hear. It wasn’t their idea of a community celebration.


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