Seder Meal at St. Katharine Drexel Church - CANCELLED

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Come join the St Katharine Drexel Church Family as Father Paul Schenk leads us through a traditional Seder Meal.

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The ritual meal which commemorates the events of the Exodus is called the Seder.The primary aim of the Seder is to transmit to future generations the story of the Exodus, the central event in Jewish history. Ideally, a family gathers around a table in its own home to celebrate the Seder, sharing in a meal which symbolizes their consciousness as a people and their faith in the future. The Exodus story pertains to all persons, since it tells of the right of all persons to be free.

Celebrating Our HeritageIn the Christian tradition the Passover Seder is also believed to be when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. Gathered around the supper table with his disciples, Jesus told them, "I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; because, I tell you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

Then, taking a cup, he gave thanks and said, 'Take this and share it among you, because from now on, I tell you, I shall not drink wine until the kingdom of God comes'.

Then he took some bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body which will be given for you; do this as a memorial of me'. He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood which will be poured out for you.'" (Luke 22:15-20)

This Christian observance of this ritual meal celebrates not only our tradition of Christ's last supper but our own Jewish heritage which provided the context for Jesus' institution at the last supper.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FREE EVENT. IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED, MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GLADLY ACCEPTED AT THE DINNER IN AN EFFORT TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE MEAL.

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