by Marianne Monson-Burton with a Preface by Victor L. Ludlow
Celebrating Passover recounts the history of the Passover feast, including its importance, origins, symbolism, and developments through time. Then, it correlates the Passover observance with Christ’s life and LDS beliefs and prophecies, explaining differences in the emphasis and showing how to prepare a modern Latter-day Saint Passover observance that truly is Christ-centered. In recent years, many Latter-day Saints have participated in Passover observances. This has been done in Seminary and Institute classes and in family and neighborhood gatherings. Some have even shared the Passover observance with Jewish friends and neighbors. Celebrating Passover provides all the information needed for modern LDS families to hold a gospel-oriented Passover celebration that respects the Old Testament Passover instructions but still focuses on the mission and gospel- centered message of salvation through Jesus Christ. This well-written, highly informative book provides a complete script, recipes, music, and all the instructions needed for a meaningful, joyous celebration.
While participating in Passover meals and observances is not a part of designated Latter-day Saint rituals, many participants see the activity as a way to re-enact the observance as it was structured in Old Testament times, and tie it to their modern-day Easter celebrations of the atoning sacrifice and glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With this in mind, many have expressed a desire for more information on how to combine the two events effectively.
Part One—UNDERSTANDING PASSOVER
- Why Would a Latter-day Saint Celebrate Passover?
- What is Passover?
- Evolution of the Passover: From Moses to the Present Day
- Symbols of Christ in Passover
- Passover in the Life of Jesus
- Passover and Latter-day Prophecy
Part Two—CELEBRATING A LATTER-DAY SAINT PASSOVER
- Organizing Your Seder
- Planning the Meal
- Preparing the Table and Passover Plate
- A Latter-day Saint’s Haggadah
- Passover Resources
6” x 9” paperback