Maundy-thursday



noun
1.
the Thursday of Holy Week, commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper and His washing of the disciples’ feet upon that day.
noun
1.
(Christianity) the Thursday before Easter observed as a commemoration of the Last Supper

Thursday before Easter, mid-15c., from Middle English maunde “the Last Supper,” also “ceremony of washing the feet,” from Old French mandé, from Latin mandatum “commandment” (see mandate); said to be so called in reference to the opening words of the church service for this day, Mandatum novum do vobis “A new commandment I give unto you” (John xiii:34), words supposedly spoken by Jesus to the Apostles after washing their feet at the Last Supper.

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