1 Corinthians 11: 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

On the 14th day of Nisan, the full moon on the first lunar month of the Jewish calendar, Jesus instituted a special commemorative evening meal, described by the apostle Paul as “the Lord’s evening meal.” Paul relates that on this occasion, Jesus commanded his disciples then present: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11: 24). A few hours later, he gave his life for us.