Faith • Liturgical Reflections
What is This Thursday? And Why is it Maundy?
The name Maundy Thursday is from the Old French mandé, which comes from the Latin mandatum novum –literally meaning “new mandate” or “new commandment.” This mandatum novum refers to Jesus’ famous words given to his disciples in the upper room as recorded in John’s Gospel: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As...Continue Reading