The Last Supper
Passover (Feast of Unleavened Bread)
Poussinís depiction of the Last Supper is unusual in its use of the reclining couches at the table, suggestive of the Roman influence on the environment in which Christ lived. This is a visual device, but also has symbolic implications.
c.1638-40, Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) © Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library
26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus Comforts Disciples and Gives Farewell Teachings
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
9"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other.
Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
Jesus is the Way to the Father
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus teaches about using His name in Prayer
Jesus Prays for Himself, His Disciples and All Believers