What is Maundy Thursday?

The church we attended when I was growing up always had a Maundy Thursday–also known as Holy Thursday–service.  I don’t recall ever learning why we had such a service or what the word “Maundy”–which I thought was “Monday” until I must have read the correct spelling of it in a bulletin or something–meant. So, if you’re anything like me and are unfamiliar with what Maundy Thursday is, just go to the following link for a brief explanation from the Explore Faith website: What is the story and meaning of Maundy Thursday?.

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2 Responses to What is Maundy Thursday?

  1. April says:

    is it a reformed thing?? the last supper? when they prayed in the garden?


  2. Jack Kooyman says:

    Hi April,

    Maundy or Holy Thursday is celebrated in many Protestant churches and denominations as well as in the Catholic church. Since it was the very first Last Supper, the celebration of Communion or Eucharist occurs typically along with a brief sermon or homily. Interestingly, the practice of foot washing which Jesus also performed and modeled has not been commonly practiced.

    Grace & Peace,



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