TO THOSE ENGAGED IN THE MASTER'S MINISTRY
03/11/2017 - Why are you commemorating the Remembrance Supper on April 6th this year?
On March 11, 2017, we received this inquiry:
“Since Good Friday falls on April 14th this year and Good Friday was the day to set aside each year, why was the date April 6th chosen? I just wanted to say how much the video "The Last Supper" has meant to me and plan to use it in an intimate gathering of some Urantia book students when we observe the Remembrance Supper. Thank you so much for all your time and effort - it has been a blessing to all of us. With Sisterly Love.”
Dear sister, thank you for your email. We are so glad you enjoyed the Remembrance Suspper videos! We hope more people get an opportunity to view them in preparation for the upcoming Remembrance Supper commemoration.
As to your question, you recall that in Experiment No. 7 - Remembering Jesus (2015), and in Remembering Jesus 2016, we suggested that Good Friday would be a good day for an annual commemoration of the Remembrance Supper since most of Christianity is already looking toward Jesus on that day. However, while preparing the Remembrance Supper videos based on Papers 179-181 of The Urantia Book, we thought it would be better to commemorate it on the actual date of the first Remembrance Supper, April 6, 30 A.D. As we wrote in the article, Fostering Unity With Christ Michael and With One Another:
“According to the UB, Jesus was hung on a cross around 6:00 a.m. on April 7, A.D. 30, and died a little before 3:00 p.m. that afternoon. (UB 185:0.1, 187:5.5) The night before, April 6, he instituted the communal supper referred to above which we now call “The Remembrance Supper.”
It is our hope that many, if not all, in the UB community join us in re-enacting the Remembrance Supper on April 6, 2017. We think that would be an excellent way to foster unity with Christ Michael and an excellent foundation ritual for our spiritual brotherhood.
Your Brothers in the Master’s Ministry