Vocabulary —Maundy Thursday

Frequently Asked Question:
What does Maundy mean? What is Maundy Thursday?

Maun­dy is always used, at least nowa­days, in the phrase “Maun­dy Thurs­day.”

The word Maun­dy comes from the Latin word man­da­tum, which means com­mand. Maun­dy Thurs­day is the day when we remem­ber Jesus’ com­mands on the day before He died. The first com­mand is to love one anoth­er:

“A new com­mand­ment I give to you, that you love one anoth­er: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one anoth­er.”


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