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B is for Body and Blood

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

Image in sidebar or below post links to Theme reveal

In this series of posts I intend to highlight certain aspects of the Easter story. My post for A was about Angels, which come later in the Easter story than body and blood.

Easter is the Christian festival, which has connections with the Jewish Passover meal.
Jesus and his disciples had gone to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. (Exodus 12)

The way in which Jesus celebrated the Passover on the Thursday before he died was unusual. In the same way that the festival of Passover was instituted, Jesus instituted the Eucharist (also know as Mass or Holy Communion).

In Jesus teaching he had claimed to be the Bread of Life. John 6:35 

Taking the bread at the Passover meal He blessed it and shared it with his disciples, saying, ‘This is my Body, which is broken for you’. Similarly He invited them all to drink the wine from the cup he blessed saying, ‘This is my Blood, which is shed for you.’ (In Luke’s account, Luke 22:7-23 . There is less detail in the other Gospels.)

Matthew 26:26-27Mark 14:22-23 and Luke 22:19-20

My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.