Holy Thursday - I Corinthians 11:23-26

Sisters and brothers, I received from God what I also handed on to you, that Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also took the cup, after supper, saying: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of Jesus until he comes again.

We end this night with the remembrance of Jesus as servant, our hearts ready to celebrate the mystery of his passion, death and resurrection – to celebrate the opportunity to renew our own commitment to die to self so that we, too, might live a new life.