Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Maundy Thursday - Holy Thursday

Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday
The Mystical SupperIcon by Simon Ushakov(1685).
Also calledHoly Thursday
Covenant Thursday
Great and Holy Thursday
Thursday of Mysteries
Sheer Thursday
Observed byChristians
TypeChristian / Civic
Significancecommemorates the Maundy andLast Supper of Jesus Christ
2012 date5 April
2013 date
28 March (Western)
2 May (Eastern)
ObservancesMass; distribution of Maundy money
Related toHoly Week
Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy ThursdayCovenant ThursdayGreat and Holy ThursdaySheer 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.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Spy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday (from Wikipedia).