Marking Holy [Maundy] Thursday

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday (the term “maundy” comes from the Latin,

“mandatum” or “mandate”, “commandment” and refers to the new

commandment Jesus gives to his disciples – to love one another as he has loved

us – as found in John 13: 34-35) is best marked with fellow disciples.  Many

churches do the best job of including children on this day in Holy Week, hosting

potluck suppers, foot washings and shared Eucharist.


Jesus washing Peter's feet

If this is

not the

case for

you then

do take

the time

to read

John 13



wash one




is a


way to

mark together the

new commandment given to us by Jesus to be servant leaders.

Finish reading the story together for this day at John 18: 1-27.


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