Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Debbie Crabb has been sharing her wisdom and joy with many of the ladies at Skillman, and has graciously let us all in on her humor and on these beautiful thoughts about Holy Week. 

What does Maundy mean?

The Thursday before Easter is known as either Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “mandate or command,” and refers to Jesus’ commandment to the disciples to “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Pronounced maan-dee

So many things happened on THURSDAY!

Preparations made for the Passover meal

The famous Upper Room

Jesus washes the disciples’ feet teaching the lesson not to be served but to serve

Jesus identifies Judas as the betrayer with dip of bread shared, telling Judas that “he had said it”, and/or a shared hand bowl.

Jesus gives the new commandment:

Jesus institutes the Meal of Remembrance

Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

Disciples fall asleep

Jesus has sweat like drops of blood

An angel strengthens him

The betrayal kiss of Judas

Peter cuts off an ear

Jesus immediately heals the servant’s ear

Jesus is arrested

Jesus’ hearing before Annas

Jesus appears before Caiaphas

Peter denies knowing Jesus and
the cock crows (now Friday morning)

Rereading this story in all four gospels while being quarantined is almost overwhelming! Stay safe everyone! You are loved.