But first, for the important stuff of Holy Thursday, the finest wine and nothing but the finest for me! Almond Joy and “Wine Joy” at $3.49 a bottle, the finest kind of wine!!! Got it at Krogers!
But of course, Holy Thursday begins the Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper which includes the “Mandatum”. Holy Thursday is also known as “Maundy” Thursday the bastardization of the magnificent Latin word for mandate, “Mandatum.”
At Holy Thursday’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, a few years ago, I washed the feet of 12 parishioners, one of whom surprised me with decorated feet! On the first Holy Thursday, our Lord instituted two Sacraments, that of Holy Orders, or ”priesthood” when he ordained his apostles as the first priests and Jesus showed them that the Priesthood of the New Covenant must be not only ”offering the One Sacrifice of Good Friday in an unbloody, glorified way” but also of service symbolized by Jesus, the High Priest, washing the feet of the Apostles. The priesthood is necessary for the next Sacrament our Lord institutes, the Sacrament of His Body and Blood at the Last Supper to remember in an eternal way His Sacrifice of Good Friday on the Cross.