Maundy Thursday

The Thursday of Holy Week begins what is known as the Triduum, or Three Days. The Triduum is one continual worship service spanning the three days of Christ’s suffering and death. The Triduum will commence with our Maundy Thursday service of worship beginning at 7 PM on Thursday, April 18th.
The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin “Mandatum” meaning mandate or commandment. On the night Jesus was betrayed, he gave the commandment that his followers are to love one another. On this evening, Christ also instituted the Sacrament of Holy Communion, or the Lord’s Supper. Christ himself promised his presence in, with and under the elements of the bread and wine and commanded his people to “Do this for the remembrance of me.” The Maundy Thursday service will conclude with the stripping of the altar and removal of all worship appointments. Everyone is invited and especially encouraged to attend this and all of our worship services.