Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is a Christian observance that falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. It is a part of the Holy Week, which is the week leading up to Easter, and is the day that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples.

The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” which means “commandment,” referring to the commandment that Jesus gave his disciples during the Last Supper to love and serve one another. On this day, Christians remember the events of the Last Supper, including the washing of the feet of the disciples by Jesus, and the institution of the Eucharist.

Maundy Thursday is also significant for the Anglican Church because it is the day after the Chrism Mass is traditionally celebrated, during which the bishop blesses the holy oils to be used in the sacraments throughout the coming year.

In addition to the Chrism Mass, many churches also hold special services on Maundy Thursday, including the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, during which the Eucharist is celebrated, and the Stripping of the Altar, in which the altar is stripped of all adornments to symbolize the stripping of Jesus’ garments before his crucifixion.

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Apr 06 2023


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