Maundy Thursday

All Catholics around the world celebrate Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday which also called Holy Thursday is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter - the most important time in the year for Christians. Maundy Thursday is celebrated the day before Good Friday. It is one of the lesser known days of the Christian calendar. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

The word “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word for “command.” The “Maundy” in Maundy Thursday refers to the command Jesus gave to the disciples at the Last Supper, that they should love and serve one another. Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Jesus shared the important Last Supper with his apostles on a Thursday.