Maundy Thursday

Worship at 7pm at FPC.

The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on the night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).  So on Maundy Thursday we remember that last night Jesus spent with his disciples.  And although John’s gospel does not include the Last Supper in his account of these events, the other three gospels do, which is why we also celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday.  This solemn service of communion and reflection begins the three day commemoration of the Passion of Christ.