We all know about Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but many are not aware of Maundy Thursday. It is considered the fifth day of Holy Week. In the Christian tradition, Maundy Thursday always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. Maundy Thursday commemorates Christ's last supper with the apostles in Jerusalem before being crucified and resurrected. The name is derived from the Latin mandate, which means "command."
Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples and thereby instituted the Lord's Supper, also called Communion. Many Christian churches observe a special Communion service on Maundy Thursday in memory of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. Jesus washed the disciples' feet as an act of humility and service, thereby setting an example that we should love and serve one another in humility. According to John's gospel, at the meal Jesus had with his followers, he told them: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: as I have loved you, that you also love one another" John 13:34.
Maundy Thursday also goes by other names including Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday and Thursday of mysteries.
HOLY (MAUNDY) THURSDAY at ZION
Thursday April 18th we will be serving a Holy Thursday meal at 5:30 PM followed by a worship service with communion at 6:30 PM.
The senior choir will be singing, "Alone" by James Moffatt.