Friday, April 18, 2014

A Symbolic Lunch for Good Friday

What a blessed and busy Holy Week we have had so far!  We have started some new Holy Week traditions this year thanks to so many talented and creative bloggers!  To see what we have been up to this Holy Week check out these previous posts:
Holy Week Happenings: Sunday/Monday: Pickle Ball {post 1 of 3}

 Holy Week Happenings: Tuesday: Water Color Crucifix & Growing Easter Grass {post 2 of 3}

Holy Week Happenings: Wednesday: Spy Wednesday and Via Cruces {post 3 of 3} 

This morning we went to watch my Mom play Table Tennis for the Senior Games.  It was great to watch her play Pickle Ball this past Monday and today we got to see her do some awesome Table Tennis games!

Here's a short video of my Mom playing Table Tennis.  She's the one serving.  
She amazes me!

After Table Tennis we then came home and had our special Good Friday lunch.  Lacy over at Catholic Icing recently posted about how she created a Story of the Passion Lunch-Symbolic Lunch for Good Friday.  Gosh, she amazes me (too) and I am so grateful for all she does to share our beautiful and awesome Catholic faith in fun and creative ways for our families!

So I thought we would have our own symbolic lunch for Good Friday using Lacy's post as our guide and it was extra special because my husband was able to come home from work to join us.

Here are pictures from our lunch today:

Lacy did a beautiful job explaining how to incorporate the food with the scripture passages HERE, but here is a quick list of the food and Scripture that goes with it:

Olives:  Jesus' agony in the garden at the Mount of Olives.  We read Luke 22: 39-46

Hershey's Kiss: Kiss of Judas. We read Luke 22: 47-48

Sword with Cheese: Jesus' arrest.  (We used my son's plastic Lego swords)  We read Luke 22: 49-54

Hard-Boiled Egg: Peter's denial.  We read Luke 22: 55-62

Silver Peppermint Patty: Judas' 30 pieces of silver.  We read Matthew 27: 3-8

Ritz cracker with peanut butter and broken pretzel bits on edge: Jesus' crown of thorns on his head.  We read John 19: 1-3

Water:  Pilate washes his hands.  We read Matthew 27: 22-25

Pretzel Rod Cross:  Jesus' crucifixion.  We read John 19: 17-19

Salt and Vinegar Chips:  When Jesus was offered vinegar to drink.  We read John 19: 28-30

We had a moment of silence after I read about Jesus' death. 


Ha!Ha! Here's my husband after eating the salt and vinegar potato chips! 

As I told him, that is a VERY small sacrifice for what Jesus did for us :)
Now we are off to Good Friday service, the only day of the entire year where Mass is not celebrated anywhere in the world!   More on that HERE!
'Lord, by thy Cross and Resurrection thou hast redeemed the world'


Katie Rose said...

i will have to do this next year. How neat.

Hi Katie!

It really was an easy and fun meal to do together. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! I'm forever grateful for Lacy's wonderful ideas! :) Have a blessed Easter!

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