Jesus sent disciples to prepare a place so He could eat the Passover with them. (Luke 22:8). He did eat with them at this meal (Mark 14:18). I could not find any indication that after having blessed and broken the bread and, declaring that is was his body and distributing it to the disciples, Jesus Himself ate some of it. Since this was a repurposing of the Passover, which Jesus expressed eagerness to eat with them, it seems at least possible that He did partake.

There is some more direct indication, however, that He did partake of the wine:

Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. - Mark 14:25.

My questions are for those who hold to the doctrine of transubstantiation: 1) Did Jesus partake of the elements of this first Lord's Supper and, if so, 2) Did He eat His own flesh and drink His own blood?


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I refer to this question and answers: Does transubstantiation apply to the Last Supper, which occurred prior to the crucifixion?

If transubstantiation occurred at the last supper, and it is to be expected that Christ ate and drank, and the Holy Scriptures don't teach that He didn’t, then it is fair to assume He did eat and drink His own body and blood.


If transubstantiation is true, did Jesus eat some of His own body and drink some of His own blood?

There is no indication in the Sacred Scriptures to support an answer one way or another!

One cannot assume a response in favour that Christ consumed his own body and blood.

Scriptures are silent on this subject matter for a reason. With the institution of the Eucharist, his Passion was now fixed to proceed. Christ was to be the Sacrifice for our salvation and as such he had no need to receive this Sacrament as he himself has just become the Sacrament of the Altar and tomorrow he will be Crucified on the Altar of the Cross for man’s salvation.

It seems unlikely that Jesus partook of the Eucharist as Scriptures seems to imply he did not (Matthew 26:26-30):

26 And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is my body.

27 And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this.

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.

29 And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.

30 And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount Olivet.

Why did Jesus make the statement that he would “not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father,” yet he said “take this all of you” and not us!

I truly doubt Christ ate and drank his own body and blood! His Sacrifice is yet to be completed. The theological implications here are very deep and faith penetrating!!!

Recall also what Christ said in the Garden of Gethsemani:

And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:39

The mysteries of the Sacred Scriptures are mind and faith profound!


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