Christian Seder Meal For Holy Thursday- A Simple Menu Plan

I know there’s some controversy over whether or not Christians should be having Seder meals and how authentic they should be, but I’d rather not debate that. If you don’t want to have a Christian Seder, than please just don’t read this post. You can find all of my holy week food ideas for kids here.

On Holy Thursday a few years back, our family had a simple Christian Seder meal to remember Jesus’ Last Supper. In Lydia’s First Communion lessons this year, we’ve been talking about Jesus making things new: He gave us new commandments, he became our new passover lamb, and he gave us a new meal to celebrate as Christians- Communion! I thought this would be a great tradition to continue, especially into our First Communion year.

If you’re looking for further information about Christian Seder meals, you can find directions at Catholic Culture. There are also some free printables about having a Christian Seder meal here. We printed a similar set to this when we did ours.

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Our Seder Menu:

  • Unleavened Bread (We made our own, but you can just buy Matzah if you want.)
  • Juice of the vine (We used grape juice, but you could also use wine.)
  • Parsley (We used celery.)
  • Horseradish (bitter herbs)
  • Haroset (We mixed raisins into apple sauce.)
  • Shank bone of lamb (We used a new dog bone. I’m sure if there are ugly comments to be had on this post, this is what they will be about, but lamb is expensive and we just rolled with it.)
  • Boiled eggs
  • Little dish of salt water

You also have a plate in the middle of the table with some of each food. Here is ours table. We made it on the coffee table and sat on the floor on pillows, which made this even more of an experience for the kids.

We used plastic wine glasses with our grape juice to be child friendly. 

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Here are some more pictures of our Christian Seder food.

Monica over at Equipping Catholic Families also has a simple Seder supper each year, and she shares a free printable with her readers, so check that out. 

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