When is Maundy Thursday in 2024?

Last Supper

What is Maundy?

Maundy’ has roots in the Latin word ‘mandatum’ which means commandment. This refers to instructions Jesus gave to his disciples at the Last Supper.

Why is Maundy Thursday celebrated?

This day is celebrated to commemorate Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples. Maundy Thursday is also called Holy Thursday. It is a day before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

What did Jesus do on Maundy Thursday?

Apart from celebrating the Last Supper with his disciples Jesus also washed the feet of his disciples.

What all happens on this day?

People observe this day by fasting, attending church services, and participating in the Holy Eucharist.

(Like done in the Last Supper). Many Christian groups also enact the practice of washing their feet.

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What is Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion?

It is a very important sacrament in the Christian community only those who have been baptized partake in the Eucharist.

Maundy Thursday Quotes

Here are some quotes related to Maundy Thursday:

  1. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – Jesus Christ (John 13:34)
  2. “Do this in remembrance of me.” – Jesus Christ (Luke 22:19)
  3. “Maundy Thursday is a time to remember Jesus’ humble act of service, washing his disciples’ feet, and his command to love one another as he loved us.”
  4. “Let us remember Jesus’ words on this Maundy Thursday: ‘Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.'”
  5. “Maundy Thursday reminds us of the sacrificial love that Jesus demonstrated through his actions, teaching us to serve one another with humility and love.”
  6. “On this Maundy Thursday, let us reflect on the significance of Jesus’ Last Supper, his act of washing his disciples’ feet, and the commandment to love one another.”
  7. “Maundy Thursday teaches us the importance of humility, service, and love in our relationships with one another, as exemplified by Jesus Christ.”

These quotes can help capture the essence and significance of Maundy Thursday for Christians.

Bible verse for Maundy Thursday

Bible verses associated with Maundy Thursday are from the Gospel of John, chapter 13, verses 34-35:

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have a love for one another.”

This verse highlights Jesus’ commandment to his disciples to love one another as he has loved them, underscoring the importance of love and unity among believers. It is often cited on Maundy Thursday to reflect on Jesus‘ act of humility and service in washing his disciples’ feet, as well as his ultimate sacrifice on the cross.

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