Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

St. Ann's has purchased a limited number of Dr. Brant Pitre's book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist. You can reserve a free copy to read during the Lent and Easter seasons. 

Pitre's book shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as:

  • What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus?
  • What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah?
  • What was Jesus' purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover?
  • And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body... This is my blood"?

To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys-the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence-have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.


If you are interested in participating in a discussion group, we will offer

Groups will meet for one-hour to discuss a chapter or two of the book each week. Discussion groups will begin on April 10th, 2024



Do you have questions?

Contact Minister of Christian Formation: Patti Kamper

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