The Last Supper as a Jewish Passover Meal

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6PM EST

Plymouth United Church of Christ

600 E. Warren Ave./ Detroit, Michigan 48201

Mark 14: 12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?”[1]

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all mention the “Last Supper” as a Jewish Passover Meal. Tonight, at 6PM at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, I will lead a Lenten Bible Discussion on the topic of the “Last Supper as a Traditional Jewish Passover Meal.” It is my thought that because Jesus and his disciples were devout Jews, they most likely prepared and celebrated the Passover meal in a manner consistent with Jewish traditions that dated back to the departure from Egyptian slavery under the daring leadership of an 80-year-old leader, Moses.

In the Book of the Exodus, Moses is challenged by God to return to Egypt from the land of Median where he has led a peaceful life, married and raised children, and spent time following the sheep. In his 80th year, Moses is called by God to go back to Egypt to tell pharaoh to “Let my people go!” Pharaoh did not willingly let the Jews leave, but after a series of plagues sent by God, under duress, the Hebrews could leave Egyptian slavery. Ever since the departure of the Hebrews from Egypt, Jewish people have celebrated the Passover as a remembrance when God “Passed over” the Hebrew people in Egypt and spared them from the plagues that killed many Egyptians and convinced Pharaoh that it was time to free the Jews.

So, in our Lenten Bible Discussion today, March 13, 2018 at 6PM EST, we will take a detailed look at how Jesus and the disciples probably celebrated the “Last Supper as a Traditional Jewish Passover.” We will have a prepared Jewish Passover meal alongside an “African American Passover Celebration.” Yes, there will be a dinner to share for those in attendance!

  • Note: The presentation of the “Last Supper as a Traditional Jewish Passover” will be lived streamed on Facebook at Nicholas Hood III
  • Also, those who cannot attend in person are invited to call in to a free conference call number at 605-475-4000 pin number 851-320#
  • Another note: I have published an “African American Passover Celebration: from Bondage to Freedom” which is available at

[1] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Mk 14:12). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.