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Origin of Maundy Thursday
Words nearby Maundy Thursday
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.
When is Maundy Thursday?
In 2021, Maundy Thursday falls on April 1. In 2022, it falls on April 14.
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.
Example sentences from the Web for Maundy Thursday
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Angelina Jolie was able to seemingly glide into the Vatican on Thursday to present her new film ‘Unbroken.’Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.Children's Ways|James Sully
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
Although it was the second Thursday in the month she turned to the portion appointed for the first Wednesday.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A still more signal triumph to American ingenuity was accorded on Thursday.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
But on the last Thursday of each month he was quite another man.