The Sedar Meal took place on March 22, 2015. This is the meal that was used to celebrate the Passover. The ceremonial items of the Passover are bitter herbs, a roasted egg, a sweet apple mixture, parsley, salt water horseradish root, and a bone.
We lit candles to remind us that Jesus "is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? "Psalm 27:1
There were four cups of wine. (grape juice)
1. The cup of sanctification.
2. The cup of plagues.
3. The cup of redemption. (after the meal)
4. The cup of praise.
We dipped our parsley in salt water and then ate it. This was to remind us of the pain that the children of Israel felt when they were slaves in Egypt.
We ate "Matzah" or unleavened bread. This was to remind us that when the children Israel fled Egypt, the didn't even have enough time for the dough to rise.
We ate the horseradish to remind us of how bitter life was for the children of Israel when they were slaves in Egypt. Then we dipped our Matzah in both the horseradish and the sweet apple mixture. This was to remind us that even the most bitter circumstances can be sweetened by hope in God.
We read the story of the plagues and the Passover. As we remembered each plague, we dipped our little finger in our cup of grape juice and allowed a drop of liquid to fall at our place at the table.
The egg was a symbol of mourning. It also symbolizes our new life in Christ.