12:00 Noon Holy Eucharist followed by Lunch (Bring lunch).
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The Wednesday before Easter Sunday is the day on which the disciple Judas Iscariot made the deal to betray Jesus. In order to arrest Jesus without exciting the populace, Judas led the Jewish priests to the Garden of Gethsemane, near Jerusalem, where Jesus had gone at night to pray with the other 11 disciples after the Last Supper. Judas identified Jesus by kissing him and addressing him as “Master.” For this he was paid 30 pieces of silver, the price of a slave in the Old Testament.
The name “Spy Wednesday” is said to be of Irish origin, although the Bible never refers to Judas as a spy. His surname, Iscariot, is believed by some to be a corruption of the Latin sicarius, meaning “murderer” or “assassin.”