I never did get around to sharing these pictures last year... As I was working on this year's post I decided to dig them up and add them to the blog too. Every year it ends up being a little different depending on the groceries I have on hand and how busy we are outside the home as well... This (2019) was our first Lenten Dinner in our new home before heading to the Pre-1955 Mass of the Last Supper at our parish... Our three high schoolers were at golf practice and met us at the church, our toddler was sleeping when I took pictures, and baby wasn't born yet!
(You can download my document for the printable Bible verse signs over at Dropbox.)
~ Palm on the Road ~
"And many spread their garments on the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields." Mk. 11:8
"And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her." Mk. 14:9
~ Thirty Pieces of Silver ~
We rounded up thirty pieces of "silver" to donate.
"Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, 'What will you give me if I deliver him to you?' And they paid him thirty pieces of silver." Mt. 25: 14-15
~ Unleavened Bread ~
Technically Naan is a leavened bread… but the kids all love it and it's a special "treat" for this meal.
"And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the passover lamb, his disciples said to Him, 'Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the passover?'" Mk. 14:12
~ The Mount of Olives ~
This year's Mount of Olives was a can of Black Olives.
"And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." Mk. 14:26
~ The Cock Crows Twice ~
This time it was just a Costco Rotisserie Chicken...
"And Jesus said to him, 'Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.'" Mk. 14:30
~ Gethsemane Figs ~
"And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, 'Sit here, while I pray.'" Mk. 14:32
~ Sleepy Apostles ~
Hot Cocoa for those who don't love "Sleepy Time Tea"... Hoping it'd be enough to keep them awake through the long Mass. It was!
"And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?" Mk. 14:37
~ Judas' Kiss ~
One Hershey Kiss each to represent Judas' Kiss.
~ The Clouds of Heaven ~
"And Jesus said, 'I am; and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.'" Mk. 14:62
~ Peter's Tears ~
… salted almonds.
"And immediately the cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.' And he broke down and wept." Mk. 14:72