Come to the Agape Feast on Maundy Thursday April 2nd
Agape is a Greek word used in the New Testament to mean the love that we have for each other as Christians. Paul's famous summary, "faith, hope and love abide, these three, and the greatest of these is love" (I Corinthians 13:13), uses the word agape for love. In the first few centuries of the church's life, worship on the Lord's day took place in the form of an agape meal, or love feast."
One week from today, we will have that love feast in our Narthex starting at 6:00 pm. We'll serve olives, nuts, hummus, delicious fruits and crusty breads. Everyone is welcomed to bring something for the meal, though no one must bring anything to participate. Children are welcome as always. If you choose to bring something, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org please.
After the meal, which can symbolize the last supper of Jesus with his disciples, we will go into the Nave for the last Eucharist prior to the Resurrection, and the stripping of the altar, which symbolizes the humiliation of Jesus at the hands of the soldiers.