On March 26, the public is invited to “the only event that Jesus asked Christians to commemorate,” said a spokesman for isle Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations, citing Luke 22:19, 20 and 1 Corinthians 11:26.
The anniversary of Jesus’ death falls on that day, after sundown. Jehovah’s Witnesses invite everyone to meet with them on that date to examine what makes his sacriﬁce so vitally important. Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the earth are delivering invitations to this important event to as many households as possible this month.
The meeting will be held at all the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the earth.
In Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna, the Kingdom Hall is located on the corner of 25th Street and Paradise Drive. Due to the expected crowd, there will be two meetings. One meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the second at 8 p.m.
On Hawaii Island, there will be meetings in English, Spanish Ilocano, Chinese, Marshallese, and American Sign Language, or ASL. The ASL program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 445 Kulana St. in Hilo.
In Luke 22:19, Jesus is reported to have said “… Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” The simple but important commemoration coincides with the original date of the annual celebration of the Jewish Passover. (Leviticus 23:5) There will be a brief Bible discourse that will answer questions such as “What are Jesus’ disciples to commemorate?” and “Why is it important for you to do so?”
At this meeting, there will be a table on which unleavened bread, representing Christ’s body, and red wine, symbolizing his shed blood, will have been set.
Toward the end of the discourse, explaining the meaning of “The Memorial of Jesus’ Death,” these emblems — first the bread, then the wine will — be passed among all present. In relatively few congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one or more in attendance will partake of the emblems. In most cases, however, no one present will partake.