When the supper was ended, Jesus took Peter, James and John to an olive grove called Gethsemane.
Knowing the awful death that awaited him, Jesus suffered a time of agonising prayer.
The song ‘The Moon Shines’ portrays the loneliness of Jesus as he struggles to come to terms with what he has to do.
It was shortly after this that he was betrayed by Judas’s kiss.
The Moon Shines
Jesus was arrested and taken to the High Priest’s house.
All the disciples deserted him, but Peter and John followed and gained access to the High Priest’s courtyard.
Peter had boasted that he would never deny his Lord, but Jesus had predicted that before a cock crowed he would deny him three times.
Jesus came to Jerusalem knowing that he was going to be killed.
He also knew that his death would carry a huge spiritual importance.
It was the time of the Passover Festival when the Jewish people remembered their miraculous escape from slavery in Egypt.
Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, but gave it new meaning by linking it with his imminent death on the cross.
The Last Supper
During the last supper Jesus spent time reassuring his disciples that despite his death and physical departure from them, he would leave them his presence through the Holy Spirit.