Each year we celebrate the Passover as a group, and this year we met last Monday evening. We do this to remember Christ and His sacrifice, and to teach the children about His great work.
Here is the group before the celebration:
And as the seder began:
Here, Mrs. Bunker lights the candles to start the seder, in memory of Christ, the Light of the world:
This is the seder plate. The lamb represents Christ, the Lamb of God; the bitter herbs (horseradish here) represent the bitterness of bondage; the “matzah” is unleavened, representing how quickly the Israelites had to leave Egypt; the “karpas” (parsley here) symbolizes the new life for the Jewish people and the hyssop used to sprinkle the blood on the door posts; and the “haroset,” a mixture of apples, nuts, grape juice and cinnamon, represents the mortar the Israelites used to build the Egyptian cities, and the sweetness of a better world:
Here the karpas is dipped into salt water representing the tears of slavery:
A a part of tradition, a child reads four questions about why this night is different from all other nights:
And here we dip our fingers in one of the cups, setting a drop of wine on the plate 10 times to represent the 10 plagues brought on Egypt:
The seder also involves Psalms singing, and then the meal:
We are grateful to the Lord for this opportunity to remember Christ, His atoning work, and the freedom from the penalty and bondage to sin, Satan, and the world and the freedom to obey Him, all provided for by His great loving and condescending sacrifice. May this remembrance and thankfulness be in our hearts for eternity!