The Meaning of Maundy Thursday.

“Maundy” is Latin for “Mandate” and is celebrated as the day of the Last Supper.
During which Jesus said to His disciples, John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Christ then washed His disciples’ feet. Later that night He would be betrayed and arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“It’s common to hear from the pulpit that no one can fully appreciate the joy of Easter Sunday without experiencing the darkness of Good Friday. But the disciples would have been bewildered by both without the lesson of Holy Thursday. The day they received the command to love, had their feet washed by a king, and first understood the link between the Passover sacrifice, Christ, and the bread of life, shouldn’t be missed by any of us, even if the calendar shows a blank square.” Elesha Coffman

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