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Holy Week Maundy Thursday

Holy Week Maundy Thursday

Learning Objective To be able to explain what happens on Maundy Thursday. Success Criteria

Learning Objective To be able to explain what happens on Maundy Thursday. Success Criteria • I can describe what Maundy Thursday is. • I can describe how Maundy Thursday is linked to the Last Supper. • I can explain why it is important to Christians.

What is Maundy Thursday? • Maundy Thursday is held each year on the Thursday

What is Maundy Thursday? • Maundy Thursday is held each year on the Thursday of Holy Week. • It is also known as Holy Thursday. • It is a commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus. This is a key event in Christian history, which occurred just before Jesus’ crucifixion.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem • As we saw in our last session, Holy Week begins

Jesus Enters Jerusalem • As we saw in our last session, Holy Week begins with Jesus entering Jerusalem. • Jesus had made enemies amongst several Jewish groups. However, when he entered Jerusalem many Jews are pleased to see him and listen to his teachings. • According to the Bible, this makes his enemies plot to destroy him.

Passover • Things come to a head during the feast of Passover. • This

Passover • Things come to a head during the feast of Passover. • This is a Jewish festival that celebrates to Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt. • Jesus and his disciples, who are Jewish, are preparing to celebrate this with a meal just like the other Jews living in Jerusalem. • This meal would become known as Jesus’ Last Supper.

The Last Supper • This is the final time Jesus is gathered with his

The Last Supper • This is the final time Jesus is gathered with his disciples. During the meal, Jesus speaks to them all for the last time. • During the Last Supper, Jesus gave bread and wine to his disciples. He famously said that these were his body and blood and asked his followers to perform this ritual in memory of him. • Christians remember this when they receive Holy Communion (also referred to as the Eucharist). This is a important part of worship for many Christian groups.

The Last Supper • At the Last Supper Jesus also washed his disciples feet.

The Last Supper • At the Last Supper Jesus also washed his disciples feet. • In some churches, this will be re-enacted as part of the Maundy Thursday service.

Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest • Maundy Thursday also commemorates Jesus’s betrayal and arrest. •

Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest • Maundy Thursday also commemorates Jesus’s betrayal and arrest. • Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, betrays him to his enemies in return for thirty pieces of silver. This allows them to arrest Jesus, which will later lead to his crucifixion. • However, Judas is not the only one of his disciples to let Jesus down. Peter, one of his closest followers, pledges his allegiance to Jesus at the Last Supper. However, he later denies knowing him to avoid arrest.

The Last Supper • Complete the Last Supper activity sheet to show what you

The Last Supper • Complete the Last Supper activity sheet to show what you have learnt today.

Learning Objective To be able to explain what happens on Maundy Thursday. Success Criteria

Learning Objective To be able to explain what happens on Maundy Thursday. Success Criteria • I can describe what Maundy Thursday is. • I can describe how Maundy Thursday is linked to the Last Supper. • I can explain why it is important to Christians. Have you achieved today’s aims?