April 17, 2014
The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday was taken up with a succession of ceremonies of a joyful character. the baptism of neophytes, the reconciliation of penitents, the consecration of the holy oils, the washing of the feet, and commemoration of the Blessed Eucharist.
On Maundy Thursday the ringing of bells ceases, the altar is stripped after vespers.
April 18, 2014
"And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit."
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