Maundy Thursday Liturgy

Thursday March 28th 2024 at

New York

7:00 PM: Maundy Thursday Liturgy

“Maundy” is an English, shortened word from the Latin, “mandatum,” referring to the “mandate” Jesus gives to his disciples (and us): “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you, says the Lord” (John 13:14).  Jesus said this as he washed his disciples’ feet just before they celebrated the Passover meal.  In remembrance, we invite all those who feel comfortable to wash the feet of another (though if this is not your practice or piety, you should not feel pressured to come forward.) After the Washing of Feet, the service continues with the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist and after Communion, the Reserved Sacrament is transferred to the Memorial Chapel, and the church is stripped of all decoration and ornament.