Last supper

The Last Supper is the meal Jesus had with the twelve disciples on the night he was betrayed. The event is celebrated in certain denominations on Maundy Thursday.

Events at the Last supper

(Note: The events below are not necessarily in the order they happened)

  • Peter and John are sent to a man carrying a jar of water who gave an upper room to Jesus to have this meal with his disciples (Matt 26:18; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-13).
  • Jesus reveals he will be betrayed by Judas and Judas leaves (Matt 26:20-25; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:21-23; John 13:21-30).
  • Jesus institutes what is known as Communion (Matt 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-23).
  • The disciples argue about who is the greatest, but Jesus tells them that they are to be servants like him. He demonstrates this by washing their feet (Luke 22:24-27; John 13:1-16)
  • Jesus says his disciples will have a kingdom, eat and drink at his table in his kingdom and thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel (Luke 22:28-29)
  • Jesus foretells Simon Peter's betrayal, three times before the cock crows. He informs Peter that he interceded for him and says he must strengthen his brothers after he has been restored (Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38)
  • Jesus gives a new commandment: "just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." (John 14:34)
  • Jesus promises the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-31)
  • The world will hate the disciples (John 16:18-4)
  • Jesus prayed for his disciples and all other believers. This prayer is sometimes known as the High Priestly Prayer (John 17)
  • Jesus tells his disciples they will need swords, moneybags and knapsacks. The disciples take this literally and take two swords (Luke 22:35-38)
  • Jesus and his disciples sing a hymn (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26).
  • They leave for the Mount of Olives (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26).