The last week before Easter in the Christian world is called Holy Week. This is a time of special fasting and remembrance of the events of the last days of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. Good Thursday is special for Orthodox people. On this day, believers try to receive communion.
On Holy Great Thursday of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church recalls the establishment by the Lord Jesus Christ of the sacrament of communion. The sacrament is still essential for every Christian believer. This sacrament is still performed in all Orthodox churches during the divine liturgy.
The Gospels say that on the Thursday before the Passover, Christ decided to celebrate a festive supper with his disciples in the same house. This was the Jewish tradition of slaughtering the Passover lamb in memory of the deliverance by God of the Jewish people from the slavery of Pharaoh, as well as the preservation of the lives of the Israelite firstborn during the last tenth Egyptian execution.
During the Passover supper, Christ took bread in his hands, broke it and offered it to the disciples, saying that it was His Body. Further, the Lord blessed a cup of wine with the words that it was His Blood. The apostles tasted the Body and Blood of God. This is how the first sacrament of the sacrament took place according to the teachings of the Orthodox Church. Christ commanded that this sacrament be performed in remembrance of Him. Since then, Holy Thursday has been the day of the establishment of the Eucharist (communion), and believers on this day strive to begin the sacrament that will save them.
It should be noted that a miracle is performed in the sacrament of the sacrament. Believers under the guise of bread and wine partake of the real blood and the real body of Christ. This is the teaching of the Orthodox Church about the Sacrament.