Ann Voskamp
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Ann Voskamp is a farmer's wife, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller. Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the...

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  1. I remember doing this once as a child at my little country church in a very small town in Indiana. I love that you do this around your table with your family every year. It really does bring the story on the page to life when we get to participate in it, just as Jesus did.

    Simply beautiful, my friend.

  2. We did this as a Bible study group together and it breathed new life into an ancient story…our story. Even for just awhile, we got to walk in Jesus’ sandals. Thank you for sharing how to have a Christian Passover Seder.

  3. This brought tears to my eyes and gave language to a longing that I wasn’t sure how to describe. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words.

  4. My parents are making the drive this year…coming to our place for Easter. I’ve been praying over it – that they actually come to services with us…..that He helps me to know what aspects of the Passover meal to carry out….that He draws their hearts back to Him. While they claim Christ – my parents have been out of the church for 10 years now. I’m so hoping our Easter together will help renew the flame of faith and fellowship for them. Yes, Lord.

    Beautiful post. I’ll be referencing this for Easter weekend. Thanks so very much.

    In Gratitude,
    Kate 🙂

  5. Our church just celebrated communion with a Messianic Jewish pastor giving these same explanations of the significance of Passover and how it points directly to Jesus. It brought tears to my eyes! How amazing God is. But equally the tears were for the Jewish people and how many are not seeing this amazing image of Jesus in the Passover they celebrate every year. I pray that this year many eyes will be opened.

  6. I am so blessed to see this post. God has really been opening my eyes in the last 7 months to celebrating the Feasts of the Lord, including Passover. They all point to Jesus.
    I would really love to find the beautiful seder plate pictured but I don’t see it on Dayspring’s website. Does anyone know where I can get it?

  7. Thank you for this beautiful and full Passover story for Christians. I have never been able to attend the shortened Seder our local churches have offered, and I think they did the Old Testament type, not including Christ and all He did for us. Wonderfully written and illustrated.

  8. This is so beautiful, Ann! I long to try this!! What a beautiful tradition! My church has a tradition of celebrating the Passover around this time of year with our Jewish brothers and sisters at a local synagogue, and it is such a wonderful thing for everyone! I wish more of us Christians would celebrate the Passover the way you and your family do! And I love your beautiful china plates with the words from the Gospel–just the best! Blessings to you and your family!

  9. Great that you share this with your family yearly!

    The Easter Season is upon us and yet in this sinful world one can easily forget the True meaning of Easter & why we celebrate! I wish the “commercialism” of Christian holidays would come to an abrupt end and the world could know Why they need to celebrate these events!

    Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Putting food to thought of where our Christian hope comes from really springs to life in this piece of writing.

  11. Such a beautiful post. I am looking forward to Easter this year, typically I love hosting! But this year we are in a temporary home and its just not practical. The idea of hosting makes my shoulders stiff. My mother-in-law agreed to let us take the family out to eat on Easter…we have never done this but it will all me to enjoy my family!

    Hope it goes well, Happy Easter!

  12. We are celebrating today this celebration, Such a WONDERFUL thing to do all of this in rememberance. Thank you for the post, the recipes and the printable so well put.
    Where is the set from you used in your photos?

  13. Thank you for sharing. This brings a while new light to the Easter story. I plan to do this with my family. What date should it be done?

  14. I am a Messianic believer. Thank-you so much for recognizing Passover (Pesach). I am glad that Christians are recognizing their Jewish roots. Shalom!

  15. The knowledge and understanding of the love of God increase and grow deeper down my heart.

  16. I have the “I AM” Seder plate from Dayspring but I don’t know what the boiled egg represents. If anyone would please let me know I would so appreciate knowing it’s significance and whether or not it is eaten as part of the meal
    Thanks so much!

  17. It is so wonderful to see the celebration of the Passover written so Beautifully. I am a Christian and do Celebrate the Passover. Thank you for the print outs for the Christian Celebration.
    I thank God that I did scroll down to the entire email. Its been a great Blessing to me.
    Thanks again.

  18. Thank you for this printable copy of the Passover meal. I wish I could have had this years ago when my children wee young. I am 93 years old and live in a retirement center. My family is all scattered — I will pray that they might come to an understanding of the Passover meal and that they will pass it on to their children. God bless you!

  19. Great ! We are going to to this this Resurrection Sunday! Thank you …… What does the egg represent?