What is Maundy Thursday, the Thursday of Holy Week all about? The word “Maundy” is a shortened version of the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment.
At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his friends a new commandment. He told the disciples, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34, NRSV).
Join us in worship as we remember the events before Jesus’ death. We invite you to join us for communion at this special service at 7:00 PM that commemorates the evening when Jesus and his friends broke bread together for the Last Supper just before the crucifixion.
In the early years of Christianity, a worship service called Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows") was held during Holy Week. Our Maundy Thursday service will be a Tenebrae Service, remembering the darkness that fell on the world when Christ died.
Children are encouraged to attend. The Cry Room will be open for parents to stay with their child should he or she need a quiet place to be away from the service.
As Christians gather to eat and share Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday, we should make a special effort to exhibit our love and respect for one another. As we remember the events before Jesus’ death, may our hearts be touched by the depth of his love for each of his disciples, then and now.
May our hearts be touched by the depth of His love for each of his disciples, then and now.