A first cup is shared at Passover.

Festive Seder table with wine, matza and Seder...

Festive Seder table with wine, matza and Seder plate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 22:14-18


Passover — Jesus prepared the last passover as a Rabbi leading his disciples.

Activity — Through the night there would be numerous dishes, cups, activities.  This is the first cup followed by the Rabbinic interpretation.

Urgency — Jesus expressed his desire to keep this passover.

Solemnity — The air of solemnity invades the evening when Jesus speaks of the last time he shall eat and drink with his disciples.

Expectation — All is not lost.  Jesus keeps faith that there shall be an until — until the Kingdom comes.