- Saturday | April 16, 2020
- 7:01 am - 5:59 am
Today our Church teaches two most important thing. Christ’s humbleness and Holy Communion.
Our Lord instituted the Sacrament Holy Communion on Thursday, just a few hours before His arrest and trial. This is the day on which Christ celebrated the Passover with His disciples, washed their feet (this was not only teaching humility by example, but it was also the institution of a great work: service).
After He had washed the feet of the disciples as a sign of their repentance and preparation, “He took bread, blessed it and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins’” (Mt 26:26-28)
St. Paul said, “The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner, He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Cor 11:23-26).