The trouble with Catholic Seder Meals

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  1. Christianity was never meant to be a separate belief system from Judaism, but a completion thereof.

    When we celebrate the Seder Meal, we don’t laugh and giggle like children to mock the Jews.

    A Jewish friend, upon finding out that we Chrisitans celebrate the Seder, was so excited and felt flattered, hence, honoured. It is in this way that the people of Israel are glorified — as prophesied in the Holy Bible.

    Imitation is the best form of flattery.

  2. Just wondered if the statement you refer to is still “valid” as it referred to a conference that was over 20 yrs ago? I am a candidate in an RCIA program currently – so I was just wondering?

  3. Nick – thank you. It has been a very positive and enlightening journey. Thank you and god bless!

  4. I agree with Jessica. Remember that Jesus’s religion was Judaism; so by holding a Seder meal, we are honoring His traditions. It should be understood that children may giggle when nervous. Unless parents speak with their children and teach them the proper respect for the occasion and tradition, then no mockery should be assumed.

  5. Diane Peterson

    We talked about this in Bible Study this morning. Was the Last Supper really a Passover meal? We thought the lamb to be eaten at the Passover was to be slaughtered on Friday-thus the Passover would have been Friday night, not Thursday night.

  6. Hi Diane. The gospels differ on day on which the disciples gathered for the Last Supper. Matthew, Mark, and Luke indicate that the supper was a Passover meal. John, however, says the meal occurred before the Passover began. What is common in all the gospels, however, is that the last meal Jesus ate with his disciples was a fulfillment of the Passover. So the Last Supper may or may not have been a Passover meal, but it has Passover-symbolism in either case. For more on this, see From Passover to Eucharist: God’s Liberating Love by Lawrence Mick.

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