ARTICLE- A Messianic Passover Seder
Many of you are aware that at Maple Street we had planned on Maundy Thursday (April 9) to do a Messianic Passover Seder. This is a service we had done for 19 years at the Avondale Church, at the behest of Messianic Jews (Jews who believe that Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah has come) who showed and encouraged us.
Since we are unable to do a Messianic Passover Seder together this year, I have scoured the internet for the closest to what we would have been doing, and I welcome you to join in:
This Seder uses a different program (Haggadah) than we have; almost all of the elements are the same, but this one takes a bit over an hour (not counting the meal), with much singing.
- When we do it, our program would take about 45 minutes, without singing (the first year)
Here, a reader reads the blessings in English and people sing the Hebrew words
- When we do it, I would read the Hebrew words and we would say the English translation together.
Notable parts of the order:
51:54 Dinner is served
55:58 Where the leader says, “Eat the afikomen,” Jesus said, “This is My body given for you”
57:17 “This cup is the new covenant in My blood”
LUKE 22:14-20 (NIV)
14When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table.
15And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
16For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17After taking the cup, He gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.
18For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”