The Last Supper
Federico Cantú NY 1938
The Last Supper is the final meal that, according to Christianbelief, Jesus shared with his Twelve Apostles in Jerusalembefore his crucifixion. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "communion" or "the Lord's Supper".
The First Epistle to the Corinthians is the earliest known mention of the Last Supper. The overall narrative of Canonical Gospelsshare the elements that the Last Supper took place towards the end of the week, after Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and that Jesus and his disciples shared a meal shortly before Jesus was crucified at the end of that week.
The Last SupperThe three Synoptic Gospels and the First Epistle to the Corinthians include the account of the institution of the Eucharist(and a new covenant) in which Jesus takes bread, breaks it and gives it to the disciples, saying: "This is my body which is given for you".The Gospel of John does not include this episode, but tells of Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles, and has a detailed Farewell discourse by Jesus, calling the Apostles who follow his teachings "friends and not servants", as he prepares them for his departure.