Imagine, if you can, twelve men and their leader sitting around a table. They’re in close proximity, (ie. not socially distanced) and not wearing masks. Their leader picks up a goblet of wine and tells them to each have a drink. Around the table the goblet goes. Wearing no gloves, he picks up a piece of unleavened bread and tells them to eat some of it.
Now, in 2020, we are in a large area, socially distanced, and wearing masks. The emblems are prepackaged and are given to us by masked and gloved people.
The method of partaking has changed, but the meaning remains the same: “This is my blood and body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me”. PRAISE BE TO GOD.
Matthew 26:26-29 NIV
Origin: Mark 14:22-25
Significance: Luke 22:17-20
Why the early church observed it: Acts 2:42
Related scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:16-21,
1 Corinthians 11:27-34, 2 Peter 2:13, 14
Parallels to Passover : Exodus 12: 17-23