Maundy Thursday

 

 

 

The Eucharist begins in the usual manner, using the following Collect,
Psalm, and Lessons

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before
he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood:
Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in
remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy
mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Old Testament     Exodus 12:1-14a
Psalm     78:14-20, 23-25
Epistle     1 Corinthians 11:23-26(27-32)
Gospel     John 13:1-15,     or Luke 22:14-30

When observed, the ceremony of the washing of feet appropriately
follows the Gospel and homily.

During the ceremony, the following or other suitable anthems  may be
sung or said

The Lord Jesus, after he had supped with his disciples and
had washed their feet, said to them, "Do you know what I,
your Lord and Master, have done to you? I have given you
an example, that you should do as I have done."

 

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Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with
you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you.

I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have
loved you.

Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with
you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you.

By this shall the world know that you are my disciples: That
you have love for one another.

The service continues with the Prayers of the People.

Where it is desired to administer Holy Communion from the reserved
Sacrament on Good Friday, the Sacrament for that purpose is
consecrated at this service.

Preface of Holy Week

 

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