Joanne Guarnieri Hagemeyer is a retired Teaching Leader and Area Advisor with Bible Study Fellowship. She teaches at Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories, LLC. She serves on the pulpit teaching team of New Hope Chapel, Arnold, MD, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Lay Counselor Institute and Biblical Archeology Forum. She has participated in two excavations, Tel Kabri and Tel Akko. An MTS student at Portland Seminary, she is the author of Love Feast (2020).
Designed for families and groups of friends, the Passover is a festival something like Thanksgiving and something like Easter.
There is evidence in the book of Acts that the 1st century church enjoyed a modified version of the Passover Seder. In their weekly gatherings, they were often calling it a “Love Feast.”
This Haggadah, the product of nearly thirty years’ research and yearly celebration, incorporates the gospel accounts of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. It’s also an explanations for some key elements in the Passover itself, as it is observed today.
The traditional Passover goes long into the night. This Haggadah has been modified so that families with children of all ages can take part, lasting about an hour and a half (including dinner and dancing!).
“Love Feast” includes everything you will need to hold your own Passover Seder. Including the order and flow of the worship service, songs, a menu, a list of items you will need, and speaking parts. It concludes with some thoughts on the First Passover, the Last Supper, and our legacy in the Love Feasts of the Bible.
Grace and peace,
“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!Amen.” (Jude 24-25)