Maundy Thursday

The Institution of the Lord's Supper and Foot Washing

Maundy Thursday

Join in the evening eucharist on Maundy Thursday including the institution of the Lord’s Supper, foot washing, and the stripping of the altar.

The Thursday in Holy Week. It is the beginning of the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. It comes from the Latin mandatum novum, “new commandment,” from Jn 13:34. The ceremony of washing feet was also referred to as “the Maundy.” Maundy Thursday celebrations also commemorate the institution of the eucharist by Jesus “on the night he was betrayed.”