Origin of Maundy Thursday
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What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday is another name for Holy Thursday—the day on which Christians commemorate Jesus’s Last Supper. It’s the day before Good Friday, which marks Jesus’s crucifixion and death. The name Maundy Thursday is used In the U.K. and some other places.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday of Holy Week, which is the week before Easter, from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
When is Maundy Thursday?
In 2023, Maundy Thursday falls on April 6. In 2024, it falls on March 28.
Maundy Thursday is always the Thursday before Easter, but Easter moves every year. This means that Maundy Thursday can fall anytime between March 19 and April 22.
Why is it called Maundy Thursday?
The first records of the term Maundy Thursday come from the 1400s. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, which is the basis of the Christian ritual variously celebrated as Communion or Eucharist. According to biblical accounts of the Last Supper, it was also when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.
The Maundy in Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin mandātum, meaning “command” or “mandate,” a reference to the “new commandment” that Jesus gave to his disciples after washing their feet: “Love one another, as I have loved you.”
In Britain, it is a Maundy Thursday tradition for the Queen (or King, when there is one) to give out pouches of coins called Maundy money.
What are some terms that often get used in discussing Maundy Thursday?
How is Maundy Thursday discussed in real life?
The name Maundy Thursday is most commonly used in the U.K.
It is the Feast of Agnes, child-martyr of the 4th century. Today monks of the Trappist monastery of Tre Fontane bring two lambs to the Pope to bless. These are shorn of their wool on Maundy Thursday and their fleeces are used to make palliums, a sort of yoke worn by archbishops. pic.twitter.com/U3zTzx4Kle
— Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) January 21, 2021
Wishing Princess Beatrice a very Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈
Her Royal Highness is The Queen's 5th grandchild.
This 📸was taken when The Princess joined her grandmother at a Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster. pic.twitter.com/pQT8PDKEbp
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) August 8, 2020
Bob and I attended Maundy Thursday service this evening at COR. Inspiring and thought provoking. Peace to you all.
— Brenda Regan (@moodysgram) April 2, 2010
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Maundy Thursday is celebrated on the same date every year.
How to use Maundy Thursday in a sentence
On Maundy Thursday, to set forth the anointing, which is consecrated to the purification of the soul.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
Young dandelion greens are eaten on Maundy Thursday in order to remain well throughout the year.Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking|Unknown
He distributes the sovereign's doles to the poor on Maundy Thursday.
On Maundy Thursday we cast off the warps on shore, took our spare anchors on board, and waited for the tide.A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides
It was named Maundy Thursday from the baskets (or maunds) which contained the gifts.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick