Jesus, sensing his imminent arrest, had a last meal with his friends. He predicted his betrayal and death, and described how Peter and Judas would fail him. Then he asked the disciples to remember him whenever they celebrated a similar meal.
This event is called the Last Supper.
(Below) A section of the Epitaphios of Thessaloniki. An epitaphios was a woven and embroidered cloth used in solemn liturgical ceremonies. This particular cloth shows superb handling of gold and silver thread and silk thread of other colours. Priests used it in the ‘ Great Entry’, when it was laid on the heads and shoulders of two or three priests, who then walked towards the altar carrying the eucharistic bread and wine. It shows the Last Supper: Christ offers wine to his apostles.
Epitaphios of Thessaloniki