Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday memorializes the Last Supper of Jesus. It is the day in which he washed his disciples’ feet and invited Peter, James, and John to pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest.

Will you let me be your servant? : let me be as Christ to you?

    • Wash the feet of another person or receive communion
    • Pray for an hour with Jesus in the middle of the night
    • Learn about the rich history and tradition of the Jewish celebration of Passover and Seder meal

    The loaf and chalice symbolize the bread and wine of holy communion while the basin, ewer, and towel symbolize the washing of feet. The Greek word agapate is Jesus’ mandate to the disciples to love one another. Thirteen poppies symbolize remembrance and represent the thirteen figures present at the Last Supper. We are spurred to contemplate our own practices of love and service to others, as well as our unity as members of one body in Christ.

    Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
    Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.
    We are pilgrims on a journey, and companions on the road.
    We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load. 

    (from “The Servant Song” Richard Gillard, 1977, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing)