Maundy Thursday: Activity Option 1

Maundy-meal

Virtual Last Supper

Opening Prayer
Gather your companions on a video communication platform. One person is appointed as leader to lead the group in the activity. The leader will start by asking how everyone is i.e. how do they feel right now, one blessing from the week, one challenge from the week. Then the leader will open with a prayer.


Reading I
Someone reads the passage from Matthew 26:17-19

17
On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover meal.

Re-enactment. Each person will have a piece of bread for this activity. Each person is assigned one character for the re-enactment. Then proceed to say lines in Last Supper Script (see Annex A). The leader should encourage each person to read as if they really assumed the role they took.


Reading II
At the end of the script, a few people will take turns to read the different lines in the passage from Luke 22:54-62:

54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. But Peter was following at a distance. 55 When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 Then a servant-girl, seeing him in the firelight, stared at him and said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58 A little later someone else, on seeing him, said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” 59 Then about an hour later still another kept insisting, “Surely this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about!” At that moment, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.

Reflection
Reflect on the following questions. These questions will guide your sharing.

  • Recall the different characters in the re-enactment. Who were they and what were they interested in?
  • What struck out most to you in the re-enactment? Why?
  • Were there occasions in this time of crisis where I’ve also said ‘Surely not, I?’
  • What are you invited or inspired to do personally in the next few days leading to Easter Sunday?

Meal & Sharing
Begin your meal with grace. During the meal, each person will take turns to share their responses to the reflection. There is no need to share each question in order or any specific responses. Think of it as a conversation. The spirit of the sharing is to share about what’s most important. The leader should remind each person to refrain from eating but instead listen to each person during they’re sharing.

Closing Prayer
The leader will check-out the group by asking them what they are grateful for. The leader may also take a screenshot of the video page. Then the leader will end with a closing prayer.


Personal Reflection
Whatis one word that describes your takeaway from this activity today? Each person should note this word. Share the word on social media, and don’t forget to hashtag

#HOmeLYWeek

. You may reflect and pray on it at your own time. Here are some guiding questions.

  • What image, memory, feeling comes to mind from the word of the day? If so, why?

Holy Week

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