The Fourth Cup
Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross
Posted: 28 April 2019
Tags: Eucharist


“It is finished.” These words spoken by Jesus in his final moments on the cross have perplexed scholars for hundreds of years. What was finished and how does “it” relate to the Eucharist, the Passover meal, Christ’s Passion, and our own suffering as Christians?

In this highly anticipated book that mixes memoir, scriptural investigation, and theological detective work, Dr. Hahn goes back to his early years as a young husband, new father, recently ordained Presbyterian minister, and neophyte scholar to present his hunt for answers to those questions. The clue, he contends, rest in the mysterious fourth cup that culminates the Jewish Passover meal.

Drawing symbolic parallels to the Last Supper, Christ’s death on Calvary, and our own journey to the cross, The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross presents scholarly insights and important biblical connections that will make the Mass and our Catholic faith come alive in new and exciting ways.


Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!

The book is available from Barnes & Noble

The audio is available on youtube