Celebrating Passover–What do you do?

Passover is almost upon us; it begins at sundown on Tuesday, April 18th. I’m pretty swamped this year, so I’m just planning to throw together a simple Seder for myself and my family. As a Christian interested in recovering the significance of the Tanakh for Christians today, I definitely advocate doing something to comemorate Passover. So, I’m wondering what those of you out there have done to celebrate?

I’m certainly interested in hearing from observant Jews, but I’m especially interested in hearing from Christians of all types. Have you ever held a family Seder? Attended a family Seder as a guest? Attended a Seder at a Church or Synagogue?

Celebrating Passover as a Christian is full of opportunities for fresh and creative learning and celebration. I’m very interested in learning what others have done. Please share, and feel free to point me (and others) to any helpful links or sites that we might be interested in checking out!


About hjimkeener

Education: B.A.: Moody Bible Institute GCTS: Knox Theological Seminary M.Div.: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Ph.D.: Baylor University Ministry Experience: I have served as a Youth Minister, Associate Pastor of English Ministry, and a pulpit supply preacher. Teaching Experience: In addition to teaching in various volunteer and professional ministry settings, I have taught as a University Professor (Teaching Fellow; Baylor University) and as a Seminary Professor (El Seminario de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Bolivia). I have also given lectures and sermons in Spanish.
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4 Responses to Celebrating Passover–What do you do?

  1. Ryan says:

    When I lived in Houston there was a local synagogue that did a “chocolate seder.” they substituted all the elements with different forms of chocolate. I actually organized a group from our college dorm (u of houston) to participate. that was fun.
    as far as a celebrating, i will b participating in a simple maundy thursday service that focuses on the eucharist rather than a seder.

  2. Mary says:

    While attending Catholic High School, I had a great opportunity to participate in a Seder meal for my Hebrew Scriptures class. Last, year I celebrated with some of my Jewish friends…it was very enlightening. As Christians we should reflect back on our Hebrew roots, to fully understand our own faith journey.

  3. mallen says:

    I think you missed the whole point of the the Gospel of John, Hebrews, and the meaning of the crucifixion for Christians.

  4. hjimkeener says:

    Mallen–I think you missed the whole point of this post.

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