The day came during the Festival of Unleavened Bread when the lambs for the Passover meal were to be killed.
Jesus sent Peter and John with these instructions: "Go and get the Passover meal ready for us to eat."
"Where do you want us to get it ready?" they asked him.
He answered, "As you go into the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters,
and say to the owner of the house: "The Teacher says to you, Where is the room where my disciples and I will eat the Passover meal?'
He will show you a large furnished room upstairs, where you will get everything ready."
They went off and found everything just as Jesus had told them, and they prepared the Passover meal.
When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table with the apostles.
He said to them, "I have wanted so much to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer!
For I tell you, I will never eat it until it is given its full meaning in the Kingdom of God."
Then Jesus took a cup, gave thanks to God, and said, "Take this and share it among yourselves.