Orthodox Icon of the Last Supper, Mystical Supper (SP).
Silver-plated icon of the Last Supper on a special paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner
Mystical (last) Supper in the Upper Room sharing the Passover meal with the Twelve was when Jesus gave a radically new meaning to the food and drink of the sacred meal. He identified Himself with the bread and wine: "Take, eat; this is my Body. Drink of it all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant" (Matthew 26:26-28).
Orthodox Christians have come to understand that this was the institution of the Eucharist: whereby earthly food bread and wine becomes our gift of life, the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist is the center of life in the Orthodox Church. We participate in this event each time we have a Divine Liturgy. We share as Christ told to his disciples in His Blood and Body. It is a participation in union with Him.