The Malta Independent 20 August 2019, Tuesday

Maundy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the washing of the feet

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 17:30 Last update: about 5 months ago

The Mass commemorating the Lord’s Last Supper starts towards sunset. The Church commemorates the Eucharist and the setting up of the priesthood.

The celebration has four sections: the liturgy of the word, the washing of the feet, the liturgy of the Eucharist and a procession to the place of adoration.

Today’s celebration is not the feat of the Eucharist, as this is celebrated on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus). Today’s event is a remembrance of the Last Supper in the contest of Easter.

The ceremony also includes the washing of the feet, a remembrance of the time when Jesus Christ washed the feet of his 12 Apostles.

The Curia said that this year the ceremony will have 16 people who will have their feet washed. Most of them have received services offered by Caritas, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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