Good Thursday

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Yeah, there's a really obvious other discrepancy with the 'Passover Meal' version of the Mass.

You see, Jesus is taken after dinner.  Now, for you non-Jews, you probably don't realize what this means (after Seder).  This is a HOLY day.  NO WORK.

So the idea that a detachment from the 'Chief Priest' might have shown up after Seder (while everyone is watching the door for Elijah, and hunting the afikomen) is simply ludicrous.  If the 'High Priest' were to work on Passover, he'd be fired, fersure.

So, as John said, Jesus dies on 'Good Thursday' (when all the other lambs are being slaughtered for Passover).

So the whole ritual cannibalism/vampirism thing is based on three texts which we now know can't be trusted to even read a calendar.  And the ritual that went on was like some kind of overdressed Passover (every week).

I tend to think that the 'master as servant' model is more on point.

John 18 (New International Version)

John 18

Jesus Arrested
 1When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it.

 2Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.3So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

 4Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"

 5"Jesus of Nazareth," they replied.

   "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.

 7Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" 
      And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

 8"I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go." 9This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me."[a]

 10Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)

 11Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"

Jesus Taken to Annas
 12Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people.

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