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 Passover, drawing symbolic parallels 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!

DR. SCOTT W. HAHN holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He holds a Visiting Professorship in Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. He has also held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s SupperReasons to Believe, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.



“Read this book. And don’t just read it. Pray about it. Reflect on it. And share it with others.” —BRANT PITRE, author of The Case for Jesus 

“The Paschal Mystery is at the heart of our faith and how we share in Jesus’ death, resurrection, and entrance into glory. In The Fourth Cup, Dr. Scott Hahn shows the reader how our redemption follows a plan and pattern established from the very beginning of time. With his exceptional skill as both a scholar and a master teacher, he guides us on a pilgrimage along the path of the gradual accomplishment of God’s saving action in history. As always, Dr. Hahn not only enlightens the reader’s mind, but also touches the heart. A book made for personal spiritual renewal!” —CARDINAL DONALD WUERL, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and author of The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition 

“Some autobiography, a great deal of theology, the solution to an old Scriptural puzzle— and tons of puns besides. This book is a feast.” —ROBERT BARRON, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and author of To Light a Fire on the Earth 

“Scott Hahn has the rare gift of combining solid, precise, and extensive scholarship (laid out clearly even for the non-specialist) with fascinating storytelling. Here Hahn communicates a vivid sense of the presence of the fourth cup today. The completion of Jesus’ Passover is the heart of God’s covenantal gift, a gift that touches every human being in every age, including today. It is this sense of presence that makes the book a thrill to read.” —MICHAEL WALDSTEIN, Max Seckler Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University, Florida 

“Scott Hahn revolutionizes our understanding of this sacrament by conveying profound concepts in simple prose. You’ll never see the Eucharist the same way again after you read The Fourth Cup.” —JENNIFER FULWILER, SiriusXM radio host and author of One Beautiful Dream

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4 reviews for The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross

  1. Fr. Isaiah Mayombo

    This book has increased my love for the Eucharist

  2. diaconos1

    Will they be a course offered on the fourth cup

    • raquellopez

      There’s not one planned in the near future, but we do have “The Eucharist in Scripture” series, which includes an episode of “The Fourth Cup.” You can watch if for free for the month of May here https://stpaulcenter.com/streaming/

  3. Roberta Elizabeth Robertson

    You will read them again and again!

  4. Maria

    Absolutely Amazing ! Everyone should have a copy of this book !!

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The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross