Good Friday (Passover, cont’d)
The Passover with the Disciples
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.
When it was evening, he reclined at the table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so.”
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing* it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body [do this in remembrance of me].” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks* he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the [new] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26:17-28 ESV; see also I Corinthians 11:23-26
Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam, ha’motzi lehem min ha‑aretz.
Which translates to- “Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth.”
The traditional Jewish blessing when drinking (non-alcoholic) wine-
Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam, bo’re p’ri ha’gafen.
Which translates to- “Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine.”
Amen and have a blessed Good Friday.