Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries

A day with many names. Skjærtorsdag is another.

Leonardo da Vinci’s (Italian, 1452-1519) painting of the Last Supper

The Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Spy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.[1]

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The Mystical Supper, Icon by Simon Ushakov(1685).

The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive, but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturgically. Eastern churches generally use the Julian calendar, and so celebrate this feast throughout the 21st century between 1 April and 5 May in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passiondeath, and resurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter.[2][3] Themass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition, as the Last Supper was held on feast ofPassover.[4]

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

The name ‘Maundy‘ is derived from the Latin word “mandatum”, meaning a commandment.

Images for maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday in Canada Chalice and bread

Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance in Canada. The day, also known as Holy Thursday, occurs during Holy Week and falls on the Thursday before Good Friday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper and the initiation of the Eucharist, which is observed in many Christian churches, but not a public holiday.

I will build some more bird houses, for my feathered friends, and prune some overgrown roses, fruit trees, grapevines and even a few kiwi trees in the back yard of an old lady friend. A good satisfaction when it is done properly, and the garden looks nice.

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