1 CORINTHIANS 11:20.....LORD'S SUPPER
THE GREEK WORD IS DEIPNON
The Strongest Strong's Concordance says... "...banquet, supper, evening meal.."
Thayer's Lexicon says basically the same thing; "....1. supper, esp. a formal meal usually held at evening.....used of the Messiah's feast, symbolizing salvation in the Kingdom of heaven; Rev. 19: 9, 17..... 2. univ. food taken at evening 1 Cor. 11:21
The Englishman's Greek Concordance gives every place it is used, which are:
Mat. 23:6 love the uttermost rooms at feasts
Mar. 6:21 made a supper to his lords, high captains
12:39 the uppermost rooms at feasts
Lk. 14:12 When you make a dinner or supper
16 And a certain man made a great supper
17 sent his servants at supper time
24 were bidden shall taste of my supper
20:46 the chief rooms at feasts
Jon. 12:2 There they made him a supper
13:2 supper being ended, the devil having
4 He arose from supper, and laid arside
1 Cor. 11:20 (this) is not to eat the Lord's supper
21 one takes before (other) his own supper
Rev. 19:9 unto the marriage supper of the Lamb
17 unto the supper of the great God
So a meal, a banquet, a feast, an evening meal or supper. The Greek word can be used in all those contexts.
The Passover was an evening meal, the Old Testament Passover with a Lamb eaten, and with un-leavended bread and bitter herbs, as directed by the OT law of God (Ex. 12:5-8 etc.).
Wine or fruit of the vine was part of this Passover evening meal by the time of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:17-34.
We see Paul had taught them how to observe the memorial of the Lord's death (v. 23).
Now there was division.
We see some were continuing to make a meal of it, and a selfish and un-righteous manner in doing so; some were left out, some got drunk (v. 21).
Verse 20, as in the margin reference. "When you come together therefore into one place, YOU CANNOT EAT THE LORD'S SUPPER."
Paul goes on to tell them not only can they not eat the Lord's evening meal [as He did with his disciples at the Passover; which was the Lord's Passover meal] as a New Testament memorial, but many were even trying to do it, and with selfishness [not sharing] and drunkenness [some getting drunk].
All of this was a double whammy; a triple whammy - a meal when it was no longer to be a meal, and doing this meal in a way that Paul says he certainly could not praise. "What! Have you not houses to eat and drink in? Or despise you the Church of God, and shame them who have not. What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not!" (v. 22).
THEN PAUL TELLS THEM WHAT HE HAD ALREADY TAUGHT THEM:
"For I have received of the Lord that which also I DELIVERED UNTO YOU......"
Paul tells them again Jesus took bread and the cup and blessed both and told them what they represented for the New Testament Passover (vs. 23-26).
IT IS CLEAR WHAT JESUS INSTITUTED THAT LAST PASSOVER NIGHT TO BE THE NEW TESTAMENT PASSOVER.
IT IS CLEAR PAUL WAS INSTRUCTED TO TELL THE CORINTHIANS AND EVERYONE, THE NEW TESTAMENT PASSOVER WAS NOT TO BE A "LORD'S SUPPER" MEAL.....THEY WERE TO EAT AN EVENING MEAL IN THEIR HOUSES.
THE NEW TESTAMENT PASSOVER EVENING WAS TO BE UN-LEAVENED BREAD AND THE FRUIT OF THE VINE. AND IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN THE FOOT WASHING SERVICE.
THERE IS ALSO THE RECORD OF HISTORY - CALLED IN CHURCH HISTORY "THE QUARTODECIMIN CONTROVERSY" - THE 14TH OF THE MONTH [of Nisan or Abib - first month in God's canendar].
THE ROMAN CHURCH WENT WITH THE ADOPTION OF "EASTER" SUNDAY MASS SERVICE, AS IT CAME INTO THEIR TRADITIONS. BUT SOME STAYED WITH THE PASSOVER OBSERVANCE ON THE EVENING OF THE 14TH. THE ROMAN CHURCH EVENTUALLY CALLED THEM "HERETICS" AND CONDEMNED THE PRACTICE. ALL THIS I HAVE FULLY EXPLAINED IN OTHER STUDIES.
THERE IS NO RECORD AT ALL OF THESE 14TH OBSERVERS, KEEPING AN EVENING MEAL AS WAS DONE FOR THE OLD TESTAMENT OBSERVANCE OF THE PASSOVER.
AS PAUL SAID, ".....YOU CANNOT NOT EAT THE LORD'S MEAL [SUPPER]" IT WAS NO LONGER TO BE A LORD'S PASSOVER EVENING MEAL.
FOR AT LEAST 500 YEARS THESE 14TH OBSERVERS AND THE "EASTER SUNDAY" ROMAN CATHOLIC OBSERVERS CLASH HORNS ON WHEN AND HOW TO REMEMBER THE LORD'S DEATH.
THE TRUE 14TH CHRISTIANS NEVER OBSERVED IT AS AN EVENING MEAL. THEY FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS.