Friday, 3 April 2015

Maundy meal

Newly refurbished St Anne's Hall was the venue for our Maundy Thursday communion meal last night.

It was 'the night that Jesus was betrayed,' the night he met with his disciples for the Last Supper, the night he washed their feet, the night he gave them the New Commandment to love one another (the latin word for commandment, mandatum, gives us the name for the day, Maundy Thursday), the night he took bread and wine and said 'whenever you do this, do it in remembrance of me.'

Last night we sat down to a wonderful meal - a big thank you to everyone at St Anne's - and people from St Mary's, St James, and St Anne's ate together, sung, heard God's word, and shared the bread and wine and remembered Jesus. It was a great event, the beginning of our Easter celebrations here in Bermondsey.

1 comment:

  1. For the first time ever we experienced an Agape meal on Maundy Thursday in the church hall of a local parish church. Apparently this church had not tried this before either, DH and I thought it was a success, we were encouraged to consider it a meal amongst friends, to talk and laugh, it was evocative of the Jewish Passover Seder meal.

    Later we processed into the church, Psalm 22 was recited after which the Vigil began. Unfortunately DH found the silence impossible to bear, he suffers from tinnitus and requires noise and distraction to cope. Long silences are fine with me, the peacefulness of Quaker meetings appeal.