Holy Eucharist with Washing of feet, Stripping of Altar

On Maundy Thursday we remember how Jesus washed his disciples' feet before he gathered them for his Last Supper.  Coming from the Latin Mandatum Novum, or "New Commandment," Maundy refers to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples: "Love one another as I have loved you."  At this service, Christ's commandment is enacted by foot washing.  After the foot washing, we proceed with the celebration of the Eucharist.  Every Sunday, we hear the Words of Institution during the Eucharistic Prayer.  The service concludes with the stripping of the altar as an act of preparation for Good Friday.  The church is left barren, dark and silent.

Childcare is provided for this service.