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Maundy Thursday

LOOK: Holy Week Observed Around The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

The Christian Holy Week begins every year on Palm Sunday and culminates with Easter the following Sunday. It is a time of worship and reflection on Je...

LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis Performs Second Maundy Thursday Foot Washing

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' annual Maundy Thursday foot washing took place at the Don Gnocchi Center in Rome, where he included a woman and a Muslim in the the Holy...

Daily Meditation: Maundy Thursday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Maundy Thursday 2014: History And Traditions

Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Maundy Thursday is observed by Christians on the Thursday before Easter, which falls this year on April 17. "Holy Thursday," as it is also commonly kn...

The 12 To Receive Foot Washing From Pope Francis On Holy Thursday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

On Thursday Pope Francis will visit the Don Gnocchi Center, a home for the elderly and disabled in Rome, to wash the feet of 12 residents for the Holy...

Pope Francis Will Wash Feet Of People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion

On April 17, 2014, Pope Francis will visit the Centro Santa Maria della Provvidenza Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi home and wash the feet of the residen...

Love One Another -- Even Those Who Hate

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Those of us in the Christian tradition are mandated to love one another. Period. But Jesus pushed the issue: "You have heard it said, 'Love your neighbors and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."

PHOTOS: Pope Francis Washes Feet Of Inmates In Holy Week Service

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion

ROME -- In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center &n...

Why Do We Call It 'Maundy Thursday' and 'Good Friday?"

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The celebration of Good Friday is ancient, dating at least to the 4th century. But why is it called a "good" day?

Maundy Thursday And The Love Mandate

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Tonight, as we eat the bread and drink the cup, as simple as it seems on the outside, know that we are choosing no less than to feast upon Christ's love for us, and to bring that feast out to others.

Pope Francis Goes To Jail

Fr. Edward L. Beck | Posted 05.27.2013 | Religion
Fr. Edward L. Beck

Saint Francis is reported to have famously said, "Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary, use words." His namesake's Holy Thursday homily can be short and sweet, for his actions have already spoken volumes.

"On The Night He Was Betrayed...": What Happened At The Last Supper?

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Jesus suggests that the Passover setting contributes additional significance to his coming death. Is God about to accomplish a new kind of deliverance?

WATCH: Christians In Philippines Self-Flagellate In Bloody Holy Week Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Religion

MABALACAT, Philippines – Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on roads, carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled on ...

Between Sundays: Holy Week And The Importance Of Weekday Christians

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

To me, the most comforting part of Holy Week is not the waving of triumphal palms on one Sunday morning, or the flowers and joyous hymns on the next. It's what happens in between.

Maundy Thursday Explained

Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion

Maundy Thursday is observed by Christians on the Thursday before Easter. "Holy Thursday," as it is also commonly known, marks the Last Supper of Jesus...