A lunar eclipse, photographed by Craig Lent (South Bend) in Niles, MI, October 27, 2004.
by Sean Connolly
Photos: Craig Lent
NOW IT WAS THE DAY OF PREPARATION for the Passover; and it was about noon” (Jn. 19:14).
“On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” (Mk. 14:12).
If you read the four Gospels and pay attention to the sequence of events during the week of Jesus’ crucifixion, you may spot a puzzle. Matthew, Mark and Luke all indicate that the Last Supper was a Passover meal, but John says that Jesus was crucified the day before the Passover. Who’s right?