Today is Entrance Sunday (or Palm Sunday, as it is more commonly known in the West.) This is the day when the Church remembers the entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem. But what does this day mean? Why all the celebration, the festivity the pomp?
What to expect in the liturgies of Holy Week, including Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
Our Good Friday is focused on a series of prayer stations. Last year and this year, we are using the last words of Christ to give direction.
James F. McGrath
Apparently the term “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin phrase “mandatum novum” meaning “new commandment.” The reference is to John 13, which features the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, followed by his statement about a new commandment he has given them, to love one another.