Holy Thursday – The Last Supper

On this day we remember how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and celebrated Pasha (Passover) for the last time before his death on the cross. At night he was also betrayed by one of his disciples.

Today in Church there is a tradition in which the priest washes other peoples feet. The Eucharist at Church is the implementation of what Jesus said: Do this in memory of me. Until today the priest shares the consecrated bread, which has become the holy Eucharist, with the members of church.

The bread that the Jewish eat on Passover was unleavened bread. To celebrate Jesus’ last supper we baked a simple, unleavened flat bread. When the bread was ready, the children played being priest and sharing the “Eucharist”. A dark berry tea was the “wine”.

Flat Bread, Catholic Joy by Bernice Zieba


Flat Bread, Catholic Joy by Bernice Zieba


Flat Bread, Catholic Joy by Bernice Zieba


Flat Bread, Catholic Joy by Bernice Zieba


Recipe for Flat Bread

Mix 1/2 kg flour with about 1 1/2 cups of water and a few pinches of salt. Kneed to a soft dough, add more flour or water if required. Shape round flat breads and put on greased baking tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 15 minutes.


Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee.
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee.


Holy Eucharist, Catholic Joy by Bernice Zieba

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