In 2011, Maundy Thursday falls on April 21. Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday or Covenant Thursday) is always celebrated the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his Apostles.
The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word for commandment,”mandatum.” It is used because of the instruction Jesus Christ gave his Apostles that humans should love one another.
The Last Supper scene, most famously depicted in the above 1499 Milan, Italy mural by Leonardo da Vinci, has been replicated over and over. Not only in art pieces, but also in pop culture. As an entertainment site, we thought we’d take a look at those depictions. Let us know if we missed any.
Cartoons “The Simpsons” and “South Park” have each taken a turn:
Legos get in on the fun:
Someone made a “Star Wars” Last Supper:
This is a fun one – secular Last Supper:
“The Sopranos” got in on the fun:
There’s a “House” one, which is kinda funny since House has more of a God complex than a martyr complex: