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We recall the Last Supper, the agony and aloneness of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal by Judas. The last supper was when Jesus told us to have the Eucharist – so we give thanks for Holy Communion. The service is tinged with sadness at the immanent death of Jesus.
1) The new Passover has started – like the Jewish festival of Passover which was celebrated by a meal of lamb and bitter herbs, Jesus gives his followers the Eucharist.
2) The Washing of feet – symbolically representing the washing of feet that Jesus performed for his disciples.
3) The Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Watch – as a reminder of the disciples watch in the Garden of Gethsemane we place Jesus in a garden of flowers and watch throughout the night.
4) As soon as the watch begins we strip the church of all crosses, candles, altar cloths etc. and the church is left bleak and bare to remind us of Jesus being alone in his painful agony prior to death.