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The Passover (Easter) Thread: On the resurrection of Jesus

Loutzenhiser's picture

Put your thoughts, memories and stories of Passover here. For the secular/pagan discussion of Easter please use the Easter Bunny thread.

smithj7's picture

Passover, last super, communion, eucharist

Hi dpr:

I am also looking forward to celebrating Passover this year.

While I don't believe Christians must celebrate Passover -- not speaking of communion or Eucharist or the last supper -- but the Jewish holiday of Passover, I feel it is good for Christians to understand both the Passover as celebrated by the Jewsish people as well as to understand it in terms of the prophetic meaning (Christ as the lamb of God).

I have been fortunated to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends or at the temple in my city, as well as attending a few churches that celebrated Passover (though on a western calendar.)

When I lived in another part of the state, I had a close friend who was a Jehovah witness and went to "Passover" with her and her family at a Kingdom hall. At the one, I attended the Passover celebration was more like what "eucharist" or "communion" or the "last supper" which is in some churches celebrated monthly or in others weekly rather than annually, if I understand "Passover" as you are using it. I participated fully, though my friend did not.

The Passover, I love most, I must admit, is with the Jewish people. There is lots of food, music, games, as well as the historical literatery recalling the bitterness of enslavement and the freedom offered by God.

BTW, my favorite holiday is Hannukak.