AG. PARASKEVI: MASS of the LORD’S SUPPER

Start date: 13/04/2017 18:30

At the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Ag. Paraskevi

THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK

"Let us live Lent, then, as a "Eucharistic" time in which, welcoming the love of Jesus, we learn to spread it around us with every word and deed." (Pope Benedict XVI's Message for Lent 2007)

On Holy Thursday we celebrate the institution of the "source and summit" of our Catholic Faith - The Holy Eucharist.

On the night of the Last Supper, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples: "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26:26-28)

As we reflect on today's readings, especially Paul's remembrance of the Last Supper, let us ask for the Graces we need to truly believe in Christ's presence in the Eucharist and to approach the altar with reverence and awe.