|Jesus distributes bread to His Apostles at His Last Supper|
"And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. 'Take it,' he said'this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, 'This is my blood, the blood of the covenant which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.' "
[Passage is from Mark 14:22-25, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]
|Jesus awakens His sleeping disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane|
"He then left to make his way as usual to the Mount of Olives (Gethsemane is at its foot), with disciples following. When they reached the place he said to them, 'Pray not to be put to the test'. Then he withdrew from them, about a stone's throw away, and knelt down and prayed. 'Father,' he said 'if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.' Then an angel appeared to him coming from heaven to give him strength. In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. When he rose from prayer he went to the disciples and found them sleeping for sheer grief. 'Why are you asleep?" he said to them. 'Get up and pray not to be put to the test' "
[Passage is from Luke:39-46, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]