Apr 05

Holy Thursday 2012, Last Supper of Jesus Christ

Today is Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday, the first day of the Easter Triduum.  

Come to St. Ann’s Church & Shine for Mass of the Lord’s Supper, beginning at 7pm.  Doors will be open until midnight to visit Him in the Altar of Repose.

A reflection on Maundy Thursday…

What is Maundy Thursday?  At his Last Supper, Jesus Christ gave us a mandatum (maundy), or a commandment–to love one another.

mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos ut et vos diligatis invicem

(John 13:24 Vulgate)

A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you,

that you also love one another. (John 13:24 DR)

…Events celebrated on this day include: (1) the eating of the Easter lamb or the paschal meal; (2) the washing of the disciple’s feet; (3) the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist; (4) Institution of the priesthood, the first conferring of Holy Orders; (5) the foretelling of Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denials; (6) the farewell discourse and priestly prayer of Jesus; (7) the agony and capture of Jesus in the Garden of Olives.

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