Finally released in A.D. 70, Joseph of Arimatheia went into exile, eventually arriving in Britain where, it is said, he had once taken Jesus as a child. He set up the first Christian church in Glastonbury in Somerset and there – somewhere – many believe the Holy Grail is still hidden...
At the last supper of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles, Jesus broke the unleavened Passover bread and said, as He shared it among them: “This is my body which is given for you; this does in remembrance of me.” Then, after the supper, as the Apostles passed around the cup of wine, He said: “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”
From these two sentences came the Christian tradition of Holy Communion, in which the bread represents the body of Jesus and the wine His blood. But the cup from which Jesus and His Apostles drank is the centrepiece of two different mysteries – unsolved for almost 2,000 years.
A Cup That Overfloweth: The Mysterious History of The Holy Grail | Quazen