Tonight is Maundy Thursday!

April 17th, 2014 by sjl+

Maundy ThursdayTonight, beginning at 7 o’clock, we commemorate one of the holiest nights of the Church year, Maundy Thursday.  Every Sunday we celebrate that “the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (I Corinthians 11:23-25)  Maundy Thursday is the night on which we celebrate Our Lord’s Institution of the Holy Eucharist are remember the events of the Last Supper.  But tonight it not just a night to remember the Lord’s Supper, we recall all the events that went along with that momentous meal: Jesus washing the feet of the Disciples, Our Lord’s teachings that night, and Judas’ betrayal of Our Lord into the hands of sinful men.  It is a powerful service and one of the most moving worship times of the entire year.  We invite everyone to attend and to invite your friends to join you for this special once-a-year service.

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