Monday, September 5, 2011

GULP Alert: Last Supper Confusion?

Read the caption AND the reactions.

Is this a case of being "uninformed" or was the nun really trying to say something "new" for the sake of 'something new' as inspired by the supposed 'Spirit of Vatican 2'?  I think the nun is no nincompoop. She knows her theology and she knows she treading on dangerous grounds and I know she would not dare fight if confronted by the bishops about this....IF THEY EVER CONFRONT HER.

This is a GULP EXAM also folks!

So, open up your CCC and find the heresy!

I see a lot in this one.  Like a preliminary reading of a blood exam, Ha!

I will let you first comment on this and I will post mine later in the week.

PS:  The nun works at EUNTES


  1. The Last Supper is NOT About Social Justice,It's About The Eucharistic Sacrifice Offered for Saints and Sinners Alike!

    The institution of the Eucharist

    1337 The Lord, having loved those who were his own, loved them to the end. Knowing that the hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father, in the course of a meal he washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love.161 In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; "thereby he constituted them priests of the New Testament."162

    1338 The three synoptic Gospels and St. Paul have handed on to us the account of the institution of the Eucharist; St. John, for his part, reports the words of Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum that prepare for the institution of the Eucharist: Christ calls himself the bread of life, come down from heaven.163

    1339 Jesus chose the time of Passover to fulfill what he had announced at Capernaum: giving his disciples his Body and his Blood:

    Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the passover meal for us, that we may eat it...." They went ... and prepared the passover. and when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. and he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.".... and he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." and likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood."164

    1340 By celebrating the Last Supper with his apostles in the course of the Passover meal, Jesus gave the Jewish Passover its definitive meaning. Jesus' passing over to his father by his death and Resurrection, the new Passover, is anticipated in the Supper and celebrated in the Eucharist, which fulfills the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the Church in the glory of the kingdom.

    "Do this in memory of me"

    1341 The command of Jesus to repeat his actions and words "until he comes" does not only ask us to remember Jesus and what he did. It is directed at the liturgical celebration, by the apostles and their successors, of the memorial of Christ, of his life, of his death, of his Resurrection, and of his intercession in the presence of the Father.165

    1342 From the beginning the Church has been faithful to the Lord's command. of the Church of Jerusalem it is written:

    They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.... Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts.166

    1343 It was above all on "the first day of the week," Sunday, the day of Jesus' resurrection, that the Christians met "to break bread."

    167 From that time on down to our own day the celebration of the Eucharist has been continued so that today we encounter it everywhere in the Church with the same fundamental structure. It remains the center of the Church's life.

    1344 Thus from celebration to celebration, as they proclaim the Paschal mystery of Jesus "until he comes," the pilgrim People of God advances, "following the narrow way of the cross,"

    168 toward the heavenly banquet, when all the elect will be seated at the table of the kingdom.

  2. 1325 "The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit."

    1326 Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all

    1332 Holy Mass (Missa), because the liturgy in which the mystery of salvation is accomplished concludes with the sending forth (missio) of the faithful, so that they may fulfill God's will in their daily lives.

  3. The Last Supper will end when the Lord comes again!

  4. The Last Supper was participated ONLY by the Apostles--being the first priests and bishops. No women were present at the Last Supper; even the Blessed Virgin Mary was not there at the Upper Room.

  5. It is interesting to follow meals throughout the Gospel. I have not studied them in any depth but this post has gotten me thinking about them, not only their similarities but also their differences. Maybe it is the latter that the poster of the photo is missing, but again I have not studied "the Meal Practice of Jesus." I have never heard of that term before.

    To me, the two most famous meals are the Loaves and Fishes stories and the Last Supper.

    In the former, Jesus was breaking bread with everyone who was there, sharing the bounty, including all.

    In the latter, in the Last Supper, they are squirreled away in an upper room to celebrate a very important meal around the time of Passover, a time of having an important meal with your close family. The image of a quiet upper room, not even a public restaurant, suggests an intimate family meal, not an inclusive feast.

    A wedding feast is very inclusive. You invite any and all that are connected. When my wife and I were married in a relatively rural Filipino town, nearly the entire barangay, all cousins of one degree or the other, showed up.

    A family meal, such as a Passover meal, is supposed to be intimate and close, like a romantic meal between a couple. Not inviting your third cousin to your Valentine's Day dinner is not exclusionary. It is loving, to your spouse. Your cousin would (or should) understand. You are not condemning your cousin as unworthy. Rather you are recognizing that you share something with your spouse that you don't -- and cannot --share with your cousin.

    We recognize this easily with romantic, one-on-one meals and also with meals with just the immediate family. It is important for parents and children to spend "some alone time," some "quality time," together.

    Even at weddings, in the American tradition at least, there is the same recognition. At an American wedding, on the night before is held the rehearsal dinner, a small gathering of just the wedding party and the immediate families of the couple. (And this is one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding.) Then there are the bridal shower and the bachelor party. Do any of these declare to the wedding feast's other guests that they are unworthy? No, it just acknowledges the unique bond that not all have.