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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Kawartha Lakes Maundy Thursday 2013 Observances

Kawartha Lakes Churches Holding Maundy Thursday Services

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Does your family take part in Maundy Thursday services, or do you have Maundy Thursday traditions you follow in your home? Today, Maundy Thursday is hitting global headlines, with a new historic action by the Pope in Rome.We grew up hearing about Maundy Thursday, but did not know much about it. Here are some things we gleaned from the internet about Maundy Thursday. Please share your input in the comments below.

What is Maundy Thursday? 

Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday,Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday or Thursday of Mysteries is Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Good Friday. It commemorates the actions of Jesus performed in 13:1–17, and the final Passover Meal Jesus shared with His disciples. Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the three holy Easter Days- commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ; this period beginning at sunset on Thursday includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends at sunset on Easter.

Maundy - Foot Washing and Service to Others

In John, Jesus washes the feet of His followers, a task usually done by a servant, and tells them to do likewise for others. For some, the foot washing, has been replaced by being of service to others in other ways. Today in Rome, newly elected Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a juvenile detention center near Rome Pope. This is a very historical change, as itbis the first time the symbolic foot washing has been done outside the Basilica, and is representative of the Pope's emphasis on outreach.

Local Maundy Thursday Observances

To find out more about Maundy Thursday,join in one of the local services, or contact the clegy at the church.
Several churches in City of Kawartha Lakes will be holding Maundy Thursday services are at 7pm unless otherwise noted including:

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