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A Lutheran seminarian eagerly awaiting the return of Our Lord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Maunday Thursday - The Institution of the Eucharist and the Betrayal in Gethsemane

Old Testament: Exodus 12:1-28
Psalms: Morning - 38
Evening - 126; 102
"Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the Night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: 'Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.' In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: 'Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.'" - Words of Institution
"How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things?
Answer: Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: 'Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.' These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: 'forgiveness of sins.'" - The Small Catechism of St. Martin Luther
"O Lord and Master of my Life, take from me the spirit of slot, despondency, lust for power and idle talk. But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brothers and sisters. For blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen." - St. Ephraim the Syrian


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