This is Holy Thursday in the era of COVID-19. We celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, recalling Jesus’ final celebration of Passover with his friends. We commemorate the death of Jesus as the true Lamb of God, and, with the Eucharist, partake of unleavened bread and wine in remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus.

In observing his last Passover with his disciples, Jesus explained that the symbols of bread and wine represent his body and blood, offered by him for the forgiveness (or passing over) of our sins.

In the Eucharist, we give thanks for God’s deliverance and remember how Jesus brought about the new exodus with his death and resurrection.

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