The last three days of Holy Week are referred to as the Sacred Triduum, the three-part drama of Christ’s redemption: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Holy Thursday is also known as Maundy Thursday; “maundy” comes from the Latin “mandatum” or “commandment,” which is the first word of the Gospel acclamation:
“Mandátum novum do vobis dicit Dóminus, ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos,” or “I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34). These are the words spoken by our Lord to His apostles at the Last Supper, after He completed the washing of the feet.We should imitate Christ’s humility in the washing of the feet. Read more.
Here at Saint Paul the Apostle, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, including the washing of the feet, will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in the Church, followed by Adoration until 11 p.m.