Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.



Jesus at The Last SupperTonight, Jews around the world celebrate the central act of remembrance of their faith—The Passover. The ritual meal recalls the meal eaten on the night before the Jews were brought out of Egypt by God, under Moses' leadership. On that night, the angel of death passed over the homes of the Jews.

The command to celebrate The Passover says that God commanded every person (the Bible specifies all people, rather than all Jews), in every generation, to feel as if he or she was personally redeemed from slavery in Egypt. The Passover then is both a commemoration of a momentous event in the history of a given people and a reminder that God is continually working to bring all people out of bondage into freedom. That bondage can be to drugs or to unhealthy realtionships and patterns of living—bondage to all sorts of things. In every event, God is working to redeem God's own people, which means everyone. God has redeemed you personally from slavery.

Our own communion service comes from The Last Supper, which was itself a Passover meal. Two sermons in the King of Peace archives which delve deeper into this connection are The Next to the Last Supper and The Passover Lamb.


  • At 4/25/2005 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I attended the Passover last night and was amazed at what I learned. This was the first Passover I have ever attended and went in knowing very little about it. What an honor to be able to participate in something that has been observed for thousands of years. It was fun, informative and very interesting. I had no idea that even children have an important role in the event.

    Thanks to King of Peace and the organizers for providing this to our community.



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