A few years ago, inspired by Jessica, we began having a Holy Thursday Liturgical Tea. It was surprisingly simple to pull off and made a real impression on the children. I am busy preparing for today's tea and thought I would share some of our plans.
Each year, I set the table with a pretty olive-themed tablecloth and take out some special bowls and plates, just not the fine China. I save that for Easter. In addition to the symbolic foods, I include a few symbolic plates, a pewter player, green fish shaped plate the my mother-in-law made me, and my decorative Noah' s Ark plate. The pewter plate represents the Sedar that Jesus shared with the disciples. The fish represents Christ and green is a traditional color for Holy Thursday. Noah' s Ark represents the fulfillment of Old Testement prophecies.
A glimpse at last year's tea.
Below is a list of what we usually have on the table for our tea:
I will be back to post pictures in Pretty-Happy-Funny-Real. Enjoy the day!