Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday is the passion week one day before Easter (Good Friday). Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus persuade the Passover with his learners, known as the Last Supper. Two important events are the focus of Maundy Thursday.
Jesus persuaded the Last Supper with His learners and there by instituted the Lord’s Supper, also called Communion (Luke 22:19-20). Maundy Thursday in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. Umpteenth Christian churches observe a foot-washing ceremony on Maundy Thursday to commemorate Jesus’ washing the feet of the disciples.
“Maundy” word is derived from Latin word for “command.” The “Maundy” in “Maundy Thursday” refers to the command Jesus gave to the disciples at the Last Supper, that they should love and serve one another. However, at the compeer time, we should avoid ritualistic effectuation of holidays unless they are truly focused on God and our relationship with Him.
Maundy Thursday Upcoming Calendar:
2018: March 30
2019: April 18
2020: April 9