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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