BUMC offers Last Supper dramatization

Published 9:48 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Brundidge United Methodist Church will present a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper” at 7 o’clock tonight in the church sanctuary on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge.
Jimmie Spikes, director, said the dramatization depicts the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples and the moment He announced that one of the 12 would betray him.
“The disciples speak to the congregation telling how they met Jesus and what He means to them,” Spike said. “Each of the disciples then questions who will betray his Lord, ‘Is it I? Is it I?’”
The background music for the dramatization will be Bach’s “Passion Chorale” played by church organist Joe Stinson
The scenery for “The Last Supper” dramatization is 9 feet by 30 feet, which is the actual size of da Vinci’s original painting.
Spikes said “The Last Supper,” a late 15th century mural, is actually a life-sized painting in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
“That’s probably not something that most people know,” Spikes said. “We usually think of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ as a painting hanging on the wall, not as a life-size mural.
“The dramatization brings ‘The Last Supper’ to life and places the congregation there with the disciples the night Jesus announced that one of them, His beloved disciples, would betray Him and allows them to feel the emotion, the passion of the moment.”
Following the dramatization, Holy Communion will be offered to those in the congregation who would like to participate.
Spikes said everyone is invited to the “The Last Supper” dramatization, people of all denominations and from all walks of life.
The church doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The lights will go out at 7 p.m. and the doors will close for “The Last Supper.”

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