Spire Theater To Host Traditional Seder

A traditional Jewish Passover Seder with special emphasis on Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and His Last Supper will be held from 3-7 p.m. on March 16 and March 23 at the Spire Theater’s Odyssey Hall.

Each year, both Jews and Messianic Jews celebrate the Passover Seder. What is the difference between a Jew and a Messianic Jew? A traditional Jew is still looking for the coming Messiah. He does not believe that Jesus was that foretold Messiah. A Messianic Jew is one who has been raised Jewish but now accepts Jesus as the One, the Messiah, yet retains his Jewish heritage and traditions. The celebration of Passover Seder takes on a whole new meaning to the Messianic Jews and they sometimes celebrate with additional readings, rituals and songs.

Area resident, Messianic Minister Philip Petscher of Hatikvah Ministries who just finished a three-month series at Fluvanna Community Church will guide guests through the ritual showing how; for Passover, step by step, the prophetic significance of Jesus as the Passover lamb is revealed. This service ends in the partaking of the unleavened bread and drinking of the cup showing the origin of the communion service.

Admission is $18 and includes the traditional Jewish meal. Advanced reservation is required. Reservations can be made by calling 708-8879. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. All of the proceeds are to benefit Shannon’s Kids Series (a program dedicated to raising funds for local children undergoing medical treatment).