Inquisitor’s Palace - Last Supper of Christ

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Inquisitor’s Palace - Last Supper of Christ

A live re-enactment of the Last Supper according to the traditional Jewish rites of the time has been held at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu on the 24th and 25th March 2012. This shot was taken during one of the rehearsals in preparation for this event.

The Inquisitor's Palace - Central Courtyard
The Inquisitor's Palace - Central Courtyard

The Inquisitor's Palace in Birgu is one of the few surviving palaces of its kind which once could be found all over Europe. Fortunately, the Maltese Palace, throughout its five centuries of history, always hosted officials representing the main powers of the Island, who ensured its survival. It also survived through the Second World War and is today an architectural gem, representative of the chequered history of the Maltese Islands.

The Last Supper at the Inquisitor’s Palace, is a dramatized experience of the events that took place on the eve of the passion of Jesus. Great attention has been paid to details with regards to the way in which such suppers were held in the time of Christ. Those attending the Last Supper were also able to visit the palace itself which at that time also housed an exhibition dedicated to Maltese Easter traditions.

Source: heritagemalta.org