By Fred R. Coulter

      • When to Start the Passover?

        What is the correct time to begin keeping the Passover service, as Jesus did not get to His last Passover until it was almost dark?

        The best way to gauge it is this way: In the Passover Ceremony Booklet, we have the place to start reading. If you start reading 20-30 minutes after sunset, then by the time you get to the foot-washing and complete that, then it will be well into the dark period. Then comes the unleavened bread, and then the wine; and then finish with the reading of the rest of the text of the Passover Ceremony booklet.

        Note: The date for this year is Tuesday, April 7th and it should begin about a half hour after sundown. Also see The Christian Passover Ceremony