R4571-79 The Memorial Celebration

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In the interest of readers in the uttermost parts of the earth, we note the fact that the time for the celebration of the Memorial Supper this year will be the evening of Friday, April 22, after six o’clock, which marks the beginning of the 14th day of the Month Nisan according to Jewish reckoning. That night corresponds to the one on which our Lord was betrayed. The following day corresponds to the date of his crucifixion, and Sunday, April 24, beginning at 6 p.m., on the 23d, will be the first day of the Jewish Passover week.

We refer our readers to the Sixth Volume of the “Scripture Studies,” Chapter XI, entitled “The Passover of the New Creation.” There we have endeavored to set forth this subject in detail. We hope that all of God’s dear people who trust in the merit of the precious blood of Christ for justification will celebrate this Memorial of the great Sacrifice of our Lord. And let us not forget that it also memorializes the consecration to death of all the members of the Body of Christ. “If we suffer with him, we shall also reign with him.” “If we be dead with him, we shall also live with him.” “This cup is the New Testament in my blood.” “Drink ye all of it.” “The cup that I drink of.”—2 Tim. 2:11,12; Luke 22:20; I Cor. 11:25; Matt. 26:27; Mark 10:38; Matt. 20:22.


— February 15, 1910 —