Deacons from across North Georgia gathered at the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange April 30 for Deacon's Day Apart.
The Explorations in Antiquity Center is a living museum of life in ancient times.
"We had a guided tour of a reproduction of different aspects of life in early Palestine, including an authentic goat skin tent and reconstruction of typical tombs and catacombs," said Exa Grubb.
The tour concluded with an authentic biblical meal.
"Throughout the meal, our tour guide described the customs and setting for Jesus’ Last Supper, who would have been sitting where around the U-shaped table and why we think so," said Grubb. "He emphasized that the meal we were enjoying was not a Sedar meal as such but was representative of the meal Jesus might have shared."
Virginia Tinsley, director of the Housing and Homeless Council, was another of the deacons who attended.
"This is such a wonderful resource right here in our conference," said Tinsley. "It's the next best thing to a tour of the Holy Land. I can understand stories and images in the Bible so much better when I see them in context."