On the last night with his followers, Jesus called for a final meal together, there in an upper room in Jerusalem, in an evening that would have great meaning for the Church to be born on Pentecost. Was that final feasting a Passover meal, or was it a friendship meal? The answer is: we just don’t know. The synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) tell us that it was a Passover meal (with all the symbolism that carries) and John’s gospel says it was a friendship meal (though the meal itself is not described there.) We in the Western Church follow the synoptics and treatRead More →