The Mystical Supper, Icon by Simon Ushakov(1685).
|Also called||Holy Thursday|
Great and Holy Thursday
Thursday of Mysteries
|Type||Christian / Civic|
|Significance||commemorates the Maundy andLast Supper of Jesus Christ|
|2012 date||5 April|
28 March (Western)2 May (Eastern)
|Observances||Mass; distribution of Maundy money|
|Related to||Holy Week|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday andThursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundyand Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Spy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday (from Wikipedia).