The Angelus

The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ: Corpus Christi, Solemn Mass, Procession through Times Square & Benediction, by the Rector

I was surprised earlier this week when I realized that I’ve never written a sermon on Luke’s account of Jesus’ last supper. As I started to work, I came across this comment from the late biblical scholar G. B. Caird, “the Lucan account of the Last supper is a scholar’s paradise and a beginner’s nightmare.”[1] I think I now know why the church has shied away from its use in the Lectionary. Luke’s is by far the most distinctive and most complex of the New Testament accounts of the last meal Jesus and his disciples shared with words about the bread and the cup. The others are from Mark, Matthew, and Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.[2]
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