HOLY THURSDAY – We Remember The Mandate Of Love

Holy Thursday - Washing Feet

Holy Thursday – Washing Feet

“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”  John 13:15

Today the universal Church enters into the Easter Triduum – three days when we shift our focus to the most important events in the life of Christ and thus in our lives too. We come face-to-face this first day with the great “mandatum,” or  mandate of love and servant leadership given by Jesus at the Last Supper. What a shock it must have been for the apostles when Jesus interrupted the Passover dinner (something they were very familiar with) to wash their feet. Peter protested at first, not understanding the symbolism of the servile act.  Clearly, the statement was made – unless we are willing to serve others in a very graphic way, kneeling at their feet, we don’t get what it really means to follow Jesus.

Join with us as we experience the Washing of the Feet and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 P,M.   If you cannot be present tonight or know someone who is confined, we invite you to watch the live broadcast on our Stedcast YouTube channel. (All broadcasts are also archived).