Thursday, March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday

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

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