Once again, Our Lady Queen of All Saints will host an educational Passover Seder at 6:30 on Wednesday, Mar. 28, of Holy Week. Everyone is invited to attend. HOWEVER, you must R.S.V.P. by calling the Family Life Center at 337.363.5167.
The meal will be held at the Family Life Center. OLQAS parish will provide the meat for the meal. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. To see photos of previous celebrations, click here (2014) and here (2015).
When Jesus celebrated the Last Supper (on Holy Thursday), he was celebrating a Passover Meal with his Apostles. Although technically he did not celebrate according to the same rituals that are used in Judaism today, it nevertheless was a ritualized Passover Meal. Such ritualized meals are called “seders” because the proceed according to a certain, formalized narrative.
Here are some resources for learning about Passover Seders:
- “Was the Last Supper a Passover Meal?” article by Jimmy Akin
- Traditional Jewish Seder FAQ at American Haggadah website
- A more detailed Seder Laws and Customs at Judaism 101 website
Bonus (not related to the Passover Meal, but interesting to read): “Was Jesus Really Crucified with the Passover Lambs?” article by Brant Pitre.