‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin word, ‘mandatum’ and it relates to Christ washing the feet of the disciples and his ‘command’to love as He has loved. In this celebration, we celebrate three things: the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood, and Christ’s command of brotherly love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maundy Thursday evening Mass includes the ceremony of the washing of feet. At the end, you are invited to journey to the side altar which becomes the Garden of Gethsemane, and remain there with the Lord in silence and adoration.