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What Is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is a Christian holy day that is celebrated on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples on the day before his death. Churches typically have a service in the evening to remember the biblical events that happened on that day.

First Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then they ate a meal together. Jesus tells his disciples to break bread and drink wine in remembrance of him. This is why churches have communion during
services.

Then Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane. He asks disciples to stay awake and pray with him as he wrestles with the torture he knows will come the next day. The disciples kept falling asleep.

Finally, on this same day, Judas Iscariot denies that he is a follower of Jesus, which Jesus had predicted.

Maundy Thursday services often emphasize Jesus' commitment to his followers even when they reject him. It prepares people for the remembrance of Jesus' death on Good Friday, and also reminds people of the importance of the Last Supper in church history.

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