Maundy Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 7.30 pm in St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road.
President: Mr Keith Sayliss, Reform Jewish Congregation, Sheffield.
Jesus was a Jew and, like every faithful Jew, will almost certainly have celebrated the Passover (Pesach) in the traditional manner each year. From what we can gather, Jesus was crucified around Passover time and, shortly before his arrest, shared a special meal with his friends at which he commanded them to continue this practice in his remembrance. It is in obedience to this command that we celebrate Holy Communion to this day.
To help us gain a fuller appreciation of the Jewish roots of Christian faith as well as the significance of the Last Supper, we are all invited to share in a Passover-type meal on Maundy Thursday evening. Keith Sayliss of the local Reform Jewish Congregation has agreed to preside at what promises to be an insightful and enjoyable occasion suitable for children and teenagers as well as adults.
Passover celebrations will include eating and drinking symbolic foods. In addition, a simple supper will be served. All foods consumed during the evening will be vegetarian. Normally, wine is imbibed, although grape juice will also be available as an acceptable alternative. There will be no charge for attending, with a retiring collection to cover costs.
If you intend to come, please add your name to the list at the back of St Mark’s Church or inform Anne in St Mark’s Office (0114 266 3613 or office @stmarkssheffield.co.uk) by 24 March.