On Holy Thursday, also called Maundy Thursday, Jesus ate the Last Supper with his disciples. On this day he initiated Holy Communion by breaking the bread and saying these words:…
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”.
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 minuets.
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.