The Last Supper, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1524
The Last Supper, Nathan Simpson, 2004
What the Gospels say
1 Setting the scene: Read the blue text
2 Jesus blesses the bread: Read the green text
3 Jesus blesses the wine: Read the red text
4 John’s brief mention of the bread: Read the black text
Mark 14:17, 22-5
17 And when it was evening he came with the twelve.
22 And when they had taken their places and were eating, he took bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’
23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’
Matthew 26:20, 26-9
20 When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples.
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat, this is my body.’
27 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink of it, all of you; 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I shall not drink again this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’
14 And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him.
15 And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’
17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, ‘Take this, and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’
19 And he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’
20 And he did the same with the cup after the supper, saying, ‘This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’
John 13:1-2, 27-9
Now before the feast of Passover … during supper, the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him…. Then after the morsel (given to Judas by Jesus), Satan entered him. Jesus said to him, ‘What you are going to do, do quickly.’. . . Some thought that because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him, ‘Buy what we need for the feast’