“Breaking Bread”

A Historical Reenactment of the Last Supper

Bryson City United Methodist Church is excited to present a historical reenactment of the Lord’s Last Supper. As most Christians are aware, Jesus had ridden into Jerusalem on a donkey to celebrate a festival with his disciples called the “The Feast of Unleavened Bread.” However, before the evening finished, Jesus was betrayed by one of his followers.

Early in the service, the audience will be aware that this will not be the typical rendition of this meal. DaVinci’s interpretation of the biblical meal has been presented in the past. The setting of this reenactment is designed to portray the Last Supper as it would have been experienced in the days of Jesus’ own ministry.

A cast of actors from four different ecumenical backgrounds have been preparing for two months for this event. Costumes, relics, foods, and even the dining room table’s preconceived design were considered when developing the set design. The simplicity of the set reinforces the theology of Christ as being a humble place to gather for a meal.

One unique component to this extraordinary drama is the opportunity for the audience to literally become part of the last meal. The Last Supper service will allow the audience to share in the meal, recite a prayer with Christ, hear traditional and contemporary Jewish songs sung in Hebrew, and lastly be part of a foot-washing with the disciples, if viewers choose to do so.

This service promises to be filled with spiritual blessings and experiential opportunities for all who take advantage of this beautiful service.

Everyone is invited to attend and be part of the Lord’s Supper. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, you can contact the church office from 10am-Noon Tuesday-Friday at (828) 488-2680.