first Christian church to present ‘The Living Last Supper’ | Local News


The men of First Christian Church will perform “The Living Last Supper” on Maundy Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at 1301 23rd Avenue in Meridian. It will be an evening of dramatic narration by each of the disciples as they respond to Jesus’ announcement that a traitor is among them.

The service will also include music by the Chancel Choir and Holy Communion.

The Living Last Supper is an adaptation of an original drama by the late Virginia playwright Ernest K. Emurian.

A United Methodist minister, musician, and dramatist, Emurian composed the drama in April 1954 for local church productions in the Portsmouth, Virginia area. Over the years it has continued to be recreated during Holy Week celebrations in countless churches.

“The presentation uses stories from the scriptures and the image of the Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci to help us reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and our discipleship,” said Reverend Mark Benson, FCC pastor. “We hope that many will come to enjoy the service and be challenged by its message.”

The Living Last Supper is free. The public is invited to be part of this worship experience. For more information, contact the First Christian Church at 601-693-1425.


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