Today Is Maundy Thursday

(New York, NY)--Today is Maundy Thursday. 

The holy day for Christians falls on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his Apostles. Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Maundy Thursday begins the Easter weekend followed by Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and continues with Easter Sunday.

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