“This Do in Remembrance of Me”

Luke 22:19–20

19 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.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said:

“As a final and specially prepared Passover supper was ending, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to His Apostles, saying, ‘Take, eat’ (Matt. 26:26). ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me’ (Luke 22:19). In a similar manner He took the cup of wine, traditionally diluted with water, said a blessing of thanks for it, and passed it to those gathered about Him, saying: ‘This cup is the new testament in my blood,’ ‘which is shed . . . for the remission of sins.’ ‘This do in remembrance of me.’ ‘For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come’ (Luke 22:20; Matt. 26:28; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 11:26).

“Since that upper room experience on the eve of Gethsemane and Golgotha, children of the promise have been under covenant to remember Christ’s sacrifice in this newer, higher, more holy and personal way.”

(“This Do In Remembrance of Me,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 67.)

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