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Maundy Thursday

If you might be looking for a good read on this Thursday before Good Friday, may I suggest John’s Gospel, chapters 13-16? This begins with “The Upper Room Discourse” in which Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, and then begins to teach them as if these are his last and most important thoughts. 113 more words


The Love Mandate: A post for Maundy Thursday

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13: 34-35… 393 more words


How the Cistercians Can Help Us Disentangle the Washing of the Feet

From: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2015/03

Peter Kwasniewski

Every year, we come back to the Holy Thursday ceremony of the washing of the feet — and all the inevitable controversy that surrounds it when women are included among the group whose feet are washed, in spite of the use of the masculine word viri in the liturgical rubrics.  1,420 more words


Recalling Holy Thursday

Carmel Bulletin, 14 May 2014

The Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper is the beginning of the Easter Triduum.  It is the first part of the extended three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.  306 more words

Easter Triduum

Holy Thurs. Homily

What is the great sin in our world, in our country, in this city and parish?

I believe it is the sin of Self-Centeredness.

This is the original sin that I think manifests itself in all the other sins that we do; whether it is the little white lies that we say, to the grave sins such as adultery, murder, abortion, bigotry.   983 more words


Omniscience Forgetting; Omnipotence Kneeling

“Fully aware that the Father had put everything into His power, …He began to wash the disciples’ feet.” (John 13:3,5)

The Father had put everything… 541 more words


New Stillspeaking Devotional for Maundy Thursday

As we journey further into Holy Week, we have come to Maundy Thursday. One of the most common questions clergy hear this day is “what does Maundy mean?” Check out today’s Stillspeaking Devotional to find out: 8 more words