Maundy Thursday observed at Kemmannu Church.


Thomas Dsouza
Kemmannu News Network, 19-04-2019 10:04:55


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Maundy Thursday observed at Kemmannu Church.

Kemmannu, April 18, 2019: The First day of 3 days celebration of Holy week and Easter began at Kemmannu Church with a traditional high mass celebrated by Fr.Victor D’ Souza with Fr. Herald Pereira as the co-celebrant. The day is also observed as the day of Priests.

The day is remembered by Christians as the day when Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane.Maundy Thursday - also called Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter - the most important time in the year for Christians. This period (’The Triduum’) is one big celebration, remembering the last supper, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus, and the Resurrection to new life.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and Jesus washing the foots of his disciples.

On this day, Christians remember the Last Supper. During the meal Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples. Christians continue to share bread and wine as part of their worship in church.

The Last Supper was probably a Passover meal – the meal which Jewish people share together to celebrate the time when God delivered Moses and the people from slavery in Egypt.

In commemoration of Jesus washing the foots of his disciples, Fr. Herald Pereira washed the feet of 12 selected parishners mainly elders and women members.

The evening service ended with the Adoration of the holy sacrament, which was kept to rest.

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