A Simple outline for a Maundy Thursday meal:
Just before you eat your Supper:
- Someone reads out Mark 14.12-23
- Share some bread together. Any bread will do, but if you want to be adventurous you could make your own unleavened bread (recipe below)
Enjoy your Supper!
- Someone reads out Mark 14.24-26
- Share a cup of wine (alternatively use grape juice or Ribena)
- If you are feeling bold, sing a hymn together
- The oldest says a short prayer or you could say the Lord’s prayer together
Recipe for unleavened bread
- 1 cup flour
- Half cup cold water
- Pinch salt
You can use any flour, but different flours will need differing amounts of water, so don’t add all the water at once. If your mixture does become too sloppy though, just add more flour.
Mix all the ingredients together, and knead for 5 minutes. (It will become smoother and less sticky during this time)
Divide the mixture into 4, and roll each piece out until it is a few millimetres thick.
Cook in a dry frying pan over a medium heat. It will take a minute or two on each side. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Keep all cooked flatbreads wrapped in a tea towel, to keep them soft.
This is also a good recipe for when you run out of bread during lockdown!!
Mark 14.12-26 is available here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+14.12-26&version=NIVUK
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood
See from His head His hands His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul my life my all