The night before Good Friday, a day that has been dubbed “Maundy Thursday” by the church, Jesus shared one final supper–one last Passover meal–with his closest followers. Among them was his betrayer. All of them turned their backs, one who had been boldest would be loudest in his denial.

The church continues today to commemorate the events that happened on this Black Thursday which set in motion the events that would seem to be the most horrible of days. Each time you partake the Lord’s Supper (the Eucharist, Holy Communion–your Church tradition will have it’s own name) please take a moment to remember that it harkens back to “the night He was betrayed”

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for[e] you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (from 1 Corinthians 11, ESV)