Maundy Thursday


Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, save only for the Easter Vigil. It celebrates Christ’s institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacerdotal Priesthood and commemorates Christ’s never-ending love for His disciples, most of whom would desert, betray, or deny Him a few hours after that gathering.

In His Last Supper, a celebration of Passover, Jesus is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ’s authority and command, in exactly the same way: “Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying. ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’ ’’ (Luke 22:19-20)

For many centuries, the Last Supper has inspired great works of art and literature such as Leonardo da Vinci’s popular Last Supper in the 16th century, Joey Velasco’s Last Supper which featured street children, the glorious stained glass window in Chartres Cathedral, and a reminiscence called Holy Thursday, by the French novelist Francois Mauriac, written in the 1930s.

A special mass is celebrated in all the cathedral churches of the world on the morning of Holy Thursday, participated in by the bishop and as many priests of the diocese as can attend, because it is a solemn observance of Christ’s institution of the priesthood at the Last Supper. At this “Chrism Mass,’’ the bishop also blesses the Oil of Chrism used for baptism, confirmation, and anointing of the sick or dying.

The evening Holy Thursday Liturgy marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the sacred Triduum of Holy Week, which culminates in the Easter Vigil. In His desire to show both the worth God ascribes to the humility of service and the need for cleansing, Jesus decided to first strip his outer garments and wash the feet of His apostles before partaking of His Last Supper with them (Jn 13:3-5). It is this cleansing on the part of Jesus which gave this day of Holy Week the name Maundy Thursday.

If the Eucharist is the place where the Lord washes our feet, daily life is the place where we ought to wash the feet of others. We must follow His example both at the altar of the Eucharist and at the altar of life.

Yesterday Wednesday:

Our chanced to have a birthday dinner date happened yesterday. We went to Applebees for a quite dinner, we chatted and exchange jokes, and talked about how time flies. I shared my childhood story that some stories my loving husband knew it by heart already but some are new to him. Oh well for 43 years of age I guess I have so many stories to tell it is like saying "been there than that" adage. We didn't stay longer at the restaurant because I was thinking of going to the mall which is just across the road. We were at the parking lot when hubby found out that one tire is flat. Good thing that Belle Tire store is just right next to the restaurant so hubby drove there and told the salesman to changed the 4 tires. It only took minutes for them to change the 4 tires and off we go to the mall. Here are some of the pictures:

Comments

Mom of Four said…
Yummy ribs. Aba, 4 days ang celebration ng birthday mo? ehehehe... ang sarap ng ribs huh. Sometimes, having a quiet dinner with your partner is the greatest ever. Yung kayong dalawa lang, kwentuhan, tawanan. Parang ang sarap ng feeling, di ba?
Dhemz said…
wow te napay nabilin diha? hehhehe...take out ba....hehhehe!

murag one week man jud ang celebration sa imong bday teKim...unending celbration indeed....hehhehe!

woi tKim salamat sa chickas...nalingaw ko as in...hehhe! lagi te woi kaulit kaayo dire..kay bisan bato ug yuta baligya...pati taa pa jud...hahhaha...maong ushay kapuyan ko ug garden kay need jud ug kwarta....hahhaa...ako garden dre pending...kay mahal bya ang yuta ug mga bulak pa dayon...maayo sa ato sa pinas kay pangayuon lang...nya saha dayon....hhehehe...tapos kung yuta...hala kalot...hehehe!

Mao ba te? ako sad woi..d man jud ko ganahan ug drive...hahahha...lami jud tong ato kay nata kaugalingon driver...hehehe...sikad ug tricycle...hehhehe!

sos dire ka lisod..bisan taxi ug bus.

pila na diay ang bayad sa citizenship TKim? mao ba...abi nako ug lisod...hehhehe...tan-awon lang ni puhon te....:)


hala sige happy maundy thursday....kamingaw sa semana santa dire..way binignit...hehhee!
wendy said…
wow yum yum...it makes me hungry hehehe...how is it going?
Clarissa said…
Ang sarap ng feeling pagka kayong dalawa lang ng asawa mo nagde-date--ok din yung kasama ang mga bata pero 'minsan' gusto ko rin yung kaming dalawa lang.kaka-inggit naman!!
Manang Kim said…
Mommy Liz, oo nga eh naparami ata ang celeb...mas type ko rin na kami lang ni hubby kaya medyo nahuli na ang aming date better late than never ika nga.
Manang Kim said…
Hi dhemz, mao gyud perteng taasa ang celeb semana santa pa naman hehe. Korek ka dyan lahat bilhin at first time ko ha dito lang sa Amerika na may mulch at kung ano2x pa na dapat ilagay daw sa garden natin. Sus ko dihens ko maka afford nyan buti pa ikain ko yan sa karenderya dito hahahahaha. Dito sa bukid namin dhemz maraming bato2x nako naman ayaw ni hubby maglagay nang bato2x hirap daw pag mag mowing siya grrrr!!Gusto ko kasi na parang pinas ang dating may pa paint2x na puti parang school ang dating hahaha!! Kaya hanggang ngayon hanggang planning lang ako kasi everytime na makakita ako kung gaano ka mahal nang mga bulaklak na yan about face ako hahahaha. Pero one step at a time lang ako, for now I am into perennial flowers and most of all tree bearing fruit.
By the way ang bayad for citizenship is $685 if feel mo na mag apply hala apply na baka mag increase pa yan. Sure talaga walang binignit dito sa pinas ang dami iba ibang klase.
Happy Easter Dhemz and to your family! God bless!
Manang Kim said…
Hello wendy thanks for dropping by...kumusta na. Happy Easter!
Manang Kim said…
Hi Claire, naku 24 hrs kaming palaging kasama nitong si hubby ko pero excited parin ako pag mag out of town kami or mag date somewhere iba pa rin ang feeling. Happy Easter claire and to your family God bless!
Belle Tire said…
Thanks so much for coming into Belle Tire! We greatly appreciate your business! Have a great day!

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