Maundy Thursday is celebrated every year worldwide. Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Washing of the Feet (Maundy) and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, as described in the canonical gospels.

Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries.

It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday) and followed by Good Friday. "Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, or commandment, reflecting Jesus' words "I give you a new commandment." The day comes always between March 19 and April 22, inclusive, and will vary according to whether the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar is used. Eastern churches generally use the Julian system.

Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus; this period includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter. The Mass of the Lord's Supper or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition, as the Last Supper was held on the feast of Passover, according to the three Synoptic Gospels.


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Meaning Of Maundy Thursday

The Thursday before Easter, observed in the Christian Church as a commemoration of the Last Supper.


History

The name “Maundy Thursday“ is derived from the Latin word mandatum meaning “commandment.” The primary commandment of Jesus’ message is found in the story of the Last Supper when Jesus humbles himself to wash the feet of his apostles prior to the traditional Passover meal, or Seder. Jesus then commands them to “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34). In observance of this commandment, the act of feet-washing is often performed as part of Maundy Thursday church services.

The other important Christian ritual to come out of the Last Supper story is that of the Eucharist or Holy Communion. Described in all three of the synoptic gospels and expounded upon in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians, Christians take communion to replicate Jesus’ giving of bread and wine to his apostles during their final meal together. While different denominations may maintain different specific interpretations of the ritual, many incorporate a special communion into the Maundy Thursday liturgy.


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Maundy Thursday Quotes

1. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. - Pope John Paul II

2. Maundy Thursday teaches us about unconditional love. May we always respect his love above everything. - Unknown

3. God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. - St. Maximilian Kolbe

4. It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass. - Padre Pio

5. Blesses Holy Thursday. For me, this is sadder than good Friday. This is the time when Jesus offered himself as the lamb at the last supper. - Unknown

6. Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart! - Susan Coolidge

7. The best way to economize time is to 'lose' half an hour each day attending Holy Mass. - Frederic Ozanam

8. I throw myself at the foot of the Tabernacle like a dog at the foot of his Master. - St. John Vianney


9. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, it produces Love. - St. Thomas Aquinas

10. Don’t ask God take away your problems but ask him to show the right path. - Unknown

11. Sometimes it is when you wash other people’s feet that you find the lord. - Unknown

12. Selflessness and humility is the only key to win in life and Jesus is the perfect example of it. - Unknown

13. The washing of the feet and the sacrament of the Eucharist: two expressions of one and the same mystery of love entrusted to the disciples, so that, Jesus says, “as I have does... so also must you do” (Jn 13: 15). - Pope John Paul II

14. When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now. - Blessed Mother Teresa

15. The Bread that we need each day to grow in eternal life, makes of our will a docile instrument of the Divine Will; sets the Kingdom of God within us; gives us pure lips, and a pure heart with which to glorify his holy name. - Edith Stein
16. If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude. - St. Angela of Foligno


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Quotes From Bible

17. Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ - John 14:6

18. 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. - John 13:34


19. And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’ - Mark 14:22-24


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Maundy Thursday Wishes - Greetings

20. Happy Maundy Thursday to you. May you celebrate this Easter weekend with divinity.

21. Jesus did not just offer a piece of lamb but he offered himself on the last supper. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

22. Take name of Jesus and follow his path. He will never lead you astray. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

23. Happy Holy Thursday, everybody! Hope you all have a safe and joyous Easter weekend!

24. Today is Holy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper within hours Judas betrays Jesus. God bless you!

25. May you find the renewal of hope, health, love and the spirit of God. Happy Maundy Thursday to you and your lovely family!

26. As he washes our feet and offers us food, we should remember the love he has in his hearts for us. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

27. May his blessings and love envelope you and never leave. Happy Maundy Thursday to you and your family!

28. May this Easter weekend brings lots of happiness in your life. - Happy Maundy Thursday!


29. Jesus taught us to love each other despite our differences. May we always remember this and follow his path. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

30. Be thankful to Jesus and love him regardless. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

31. Love him and he will love you back tenfold. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

32. Love one another as I have loved you: Jesus. - Wish you and your family a very Happy Maundy Thursday!

33. Maundy Thursday marks the slaying of our Jesus, the unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice. - Happy Maundy Thursday!

34. Let’s take a decision that, we shall always do some good and noble work, on this Maundy Thursday. - Happy Maundy Thursday!
35. On this Maundy Thursday, let’s pray to the God that he shall always there to blessed us with his blessings. - Happy Maundy Thursday!


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Facts About Maundy Thursday

1. Both men and women can have their feet washed at the Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday Mass.

2. It’s not just called ‘Holy Thursday’ or ‘Maundy Thursday’ – there are different names for the day all around the world.

3. There is a Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday tradition to visit seven churches.

4. It Commemorates Christ’s Institution of the Priesthood.

5. ‘Maundy’ comes from a Christ’s command to love that He gives at the last supper.


6. In England, Queen Elizabeth will give away ‘Maundy Money’ to celebrate the day.

7. Mass on Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday is celebrated in the evening.

8. Washing feet and celebrating the Eucharist express a similar message.
9. Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood.

10. In some countries, Holy Thursday is a public holiday.




Conclusion

Maundy Thursday is all about Washing of the Feet (Maundy) and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. So, we should share these Best Maundy Thursday Quotes, Wishes, Meaning, History, Message, Poem, Facts, Images & Wallpaper with our friends and family. Happy Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday whatever you love to say! Be good with everyone in the world!