Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holy Thursday

Stained glass depiction of the Last Supper 
in the nave at St. Michael's Cathedral

The Last Supper commemorates especially Our Lord’s Institution of the Eucharist.  Jesus is central, the host in his left hand, his right hand in a gesture of blessing, the chalice prominently placed before him. The hanging grapes surrounding the scene similarly emphasize the Precious Blood.  Judas Iscariot, clutching a bag (John 13:29), is separated from Our Lord and from the other Apostles by his position.

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