This year’s Seder meal to mark the approaching festivals of Passover and Easter proved to be an especially well celebrated occasion.
As always, the catering team went to special lengths to ensure that all the required symbolic elements of the meal were in place, including some delicious roast lamb, carved at each table.
The Rector, the Dean, and a number of student leaders led the College family through the traditional prayers and rituals, with Alice Mee (Carolyn’s youngest daughter) asking the four customary questions concerning the uniqueness of the night.
As in the past, the meal began with the Rector washing the feet of some students, recalling Jesus’ similar act at the start of the Last Supper, which also took place in the context of a Passover Seder.
Brother Michael explained that the Seder meal was a celebration of gratitude, hope and promise, and something in which everyone could engage in their own way.
“As the last formal gathering of the students before the mid-semester break, it is also an event that lends itself to a celebratory mood,” said Brother Michael.
Special guest for the evening was Sean Brito, the next Rector of the College, who was making a two-day familiarisation visit to Aquinas.