Large Passion: The Last Supper
Woodcut, 396mm * 288mm
British Museum, London
4. Holy Communion
Holy Communion is the ceremony, which was established to remember what Jesus said in the Last Supper and to purify sins.
Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, take, eat; this is my body. Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, "drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Christians twist the words of Jesus and exploit them in their own ways. Eating the flesh and the blood of Jesus, they believe that he washes their sins away. Then, each of them pray, I am not stained by sin anymore, so please let me live a comfortable life, receive more salaries, have a nicer boyfriend/girlfriend, and watch my rival be a loser with their own most polite words. Their thick skins disguise the Holy Communion as a solemn and holy ceremony. However, they are really partaking in a barbarous orgy. They eat the body of Jesus (a piece of bread and a glass of wine) for their own desires. It is not different from the parties, which were held in the Wine-Lake (the blood, a glass of wine) and the Meat (the flesh, a piece of bread) Forest. Like the parties of the garden, every kind of desire (love, death, and gluttony) coexists in Holy Communion.
Also, all Christians in Holy Communion become the great whore of Revelation. They are seated on many waters (they are baptized in holy water) and drink the blood of Jesus. I believe that what St. John saw with one of the seven angels was the party of the avaricious people, Holy Communion.
I think God who is really sad may not listen to the prayers of the people in Holy Communion who gluttonously ate the flesh and the blood of his son.