The word "Maundy" comes from a Latin word meaning "mandate." On the day before Jesus died and since we celebrate Good Friday as that day, then on Thursday, Jesus gave us a few "mandates:"
- to love. Jesus tells us He loves us and asks us to love everyone like He loves everyone.
- He told His disciples to eat and drink in remembrance of me.
- He gave His Apostles the authority to forgive sins.
Tonight we represent the Last Supper where the mandates were given.
|The Agape, 5th - 6th cent, Catacombe di Priscilla, Rome, Italy|