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Maundy Thursday

Foot-washing, Holy Communion, and Stripping of the Altar

Maundy Thursday has a peculiar name, but the origins are very clear and specific. On this day we remember Jesus’ final evening with the disciples before he is  betrayed, arrested, and eventually crucified. In John’s Gospel narrative (John 13), Jesus washes his disciples’ feet and gives them a “new commandment” in a beautiful  act of self giving (see 13:31ff). The Latin phrase for “new commandment” is mandatum novum and is the derivative for the word maundy.

Childcare available. 

Earlier Event: March 28
Morning Prayer in Lent
Later Event: March 30
Good Friday Service