Maundy Thursday

Do you know, why the name Maundy Thursday?

It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples.

The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word maundatum for “commandment”, which comes from Jesus’ words from the last supper: “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another

During this day, Christians celebrate Jesus’ last supper with his disciples through serving and receiving communion with a special service. Often, all of or some of John 13 is read.  This scripture recalls:

The celebration of Passover
The plan of betrayal against Jesus by Judas
Jesus washed his disciple’s feet
Peter’s rejection of the washing, but then
wants his hands and head washed
Jesus told his disciples to wash one another’s feet
The Last Supper
The new commandment


This service is to celebrate the giving of the new commandment to love one another, a commandment given in the context of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet.  When we celebrate this service, the covenant between God and ourselves is renewed, and we are made ready for his death and resurrection.  The agape meal… symbolizes, as the meals in the Old Testament did, the relationship we have with God.

Most of the churches remember Christ’s last days with his disciples; also participate in washing the feet of the congregation members. Maundy Thursday is the time in which we remember the final acts of Jesus and focus on Christ’s sacrifice for us.

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What is Palm Sunday ?

Matthew 21:1-11 tells us that Christ has His triumphal entry to Jerusalem on this day:

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,

‘See, your king comes to you,

gentle and riding on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

That they all knew Christ as the Messiah (see Psalm 118:25-26)

That they recognized that Christ is King (see 2 Kings 9:13)

They all honored Him as both King and Messiah (see Zechariah 9:9)

Now why should it be important to us today?

Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem signaled the start of the last week of His earthly ministry. In a few days’ time He would be betrayed, scourged, mocked, and nailed to the cross to die — only to rise again on the third day after His death.

This is the week when we are reminded that we can’t save ourselves, but Christ saved us.

Significance of Holy Week

Holy Week is important as it reminds Christians of God’s sacrifice of his son, and God’s love for his people. Christians can learn much about Jesus through the last week of his life. … It celebrates God raising his son Jesus from the dead as well as the destruction of the power of sin and death forever.

During Holy Week, Christians recall the events leading up to Jesus’ death by crucifixion and, according to their faith, his Resurrection. The week includes five days of special significance. The first is Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ humble entry (on a donkey) into Jerusalem to observe Passover.

In Christianity, Holy Week is the week immediately preceding Easter. It is also the last week of Lent, in the West, – Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday – are all included.

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