Sacred Scripture

Part 1A: Passover, the Last Supper, and the Catholic Mass


The Jewish Passover Seder, the Last Supper and the Roman Catholic Mass

Film Focus Point: This is a documentary that explains the origins of the Passover Seder.

Text Focus Point: Page 59-62

Discussion Questions

  1. How does a ritual such as the Passover Seder help to preserve the memory of the Exodus event for many generations? Why it is significant that it story is enshrined within a meal?

  2. What are the elements of a Passover meal? What is their relation to the Exodus?

  3. What parallels do you see between the elements of the Seder meal and Holy Mass?

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