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Old Jan 2, '06, 12:41 pm
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Default Why did Jesus celebrate the Passover a day early?

I am reading the The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Bd. Anne Catherine Emmerich and on page 160 there is mention that Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover a day before the majority of others.

It further states that Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea "proved from ancient documents that from the time immemorial the Galilaeans had been allowed to eat the Pasch a day earlier than the rest of the Jews." If true, why? And where can I learn more about the subject?
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Old Jan 2, '06, 4:19 pm
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Default Re: Why did Jesus celebrate the Passover a day early?

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is not a reliable guide to the events of the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. The book is attributed to Bd. Anne Catherine Emmerich but contains enough theologically problematic material that the attributed writings had to be specifically excluded by the Vatican from the study of Anne Catherine's life before her cause for beatification could proceed. The book recently came to public attention again when Mel Gibson used it as a source for his movie The Passion of the Christ. While there is nothing wrong with Mr. Gibson having used theologically unproblematic stories from the writings as literary embellishment to the Gospel narratives, the writings cannot be considered authoritative.

As to the question of whether Jesus ate the Passover meal with the disciples early, this is something we do not know for sure. It is implied though by the Gospel narratives, which recount that Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation for the Passover (cf. John 19:14), which would have been during the day before the first seder was celebrated by the Jews. In Judaism, the holy days start at sundown the previous day. So, if Passover began on Saturday that year (cf. John 19:31), then the Jews would have prepared for it during the day on Friday and eaten the first seder meal on Friday evening. Since it was important to Jesus to share the Passover meal with his disciples before his Crucifixion (cf. Luke 22:15-16), by his authority as God the Son he could have chosen to eat the Passover meal a day early in anticipation of the traditional start of the Passover (cf. Matt. 7:28-29).

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