A pledge of eternal life

Holy mysteries giving us a pledge of eternal life.

 

Bread and Wine and Cross of Nails

Collect for Maundy Thursday

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, 221

On this day we remember the meal Jesus shared with the Twelve. We remember that he took, blessed, broke, and shared the bread; we remember that he took, blessed, and shared the cup. We remember that he told the Twelve: this is my body, this is the blood of the new covenant. We remember that he asked them to do the same taking, blessing and sharing in remembrance of him. And so we do. May we indeed, receive these gifts, receive this love, “thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord.” ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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