Guidelines for conducting
the Christian Passover service
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Advance Preparation for Passover Service
The Christian Passover service should be started, just as it is getting dark (around sunset), on the following days: April 13, 2014; April 2, 2015; April 21, 2016; April 9, 2017; March 29, 2018.
Choose a room to conduct the service that can be as quiet as possible. Clean and remove all leaven from the room. Also, make sure you will have enough seating for all the attendees.
Buy a bottle of quality, unfortified (as it symbolizes Jesus' shed blood) red burgundy wine. Quality wines usually have a cork. The unleavened bread used in the service can either be bought or you can make it yourself. You will also need one small cup (1/4 ounces or 10 ml) for each attendee. A silver serving tray (or best tray that you have) will be needed to hold the wine cups.
You will need pans, towels, and warm water for the footwashing ceremony. Each attendee should, if possible, bring their own towel and pan.
You will need printed copies of a Psalm or other appropriate music for the closing hymn of the service. Some FREE sheet music you can use is the following.
23rd Psalm - Amazing Grace
Rock of Ages
Purchase or find two quality pieces of white linen or cloth to use to cover the unleavened bread and wine during the service.
Those wishing to take an active role in the service (and will not be disruptive) should be allowed to participate. Different baptized people can conduct a part of the service. One person can give the opening prayer, another can bless and pass around the wine cup tray, etc. In addition, each person partaking in the service can read the scriptures, in turn, that are toward the end of the service.