Today, Holy Thursday, is the day that the New Covenant came into being.
Luke 22:19-20 (KJV) – And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
The Eucharist, the sign of the New Covenant, was instituted today.
Tomorrow, Good Friday, Jesus, the sacrifice ratifying the New Covenant, was slain with the Passover Lambs.
On Holy Saturday, the last sabbath, Jesus is in the tomb.
On Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead, bringing with him the promises of the New Covenant. Jesus was the first-fruits, rising with the Old Covenant type.
The old creation was made new – the new creation. 2 Cor 5:17, Eph 4:24, Col 3:9
The freedom from slavery in Egypt became our freedom from slavery to sin. Rom 6:18, Gal 5:1
The weekly sabbath rest became a permanent rest from our labours in Christ. Matt 11:28, Heb 4
On Holy Thursday, We Remember Jesus’ Gift of Himself in the Eucharist – by Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic Register