A beautiful liturgy to remember the Lord's Supper at my new parish; a fitting and solemn celebration. A very nice turnout, including young families and young people helped us to remember that night when Jesus gave us the Eucharist, the Mass, the Priesthood and He washed our feet.
A full contingent of altar servers with incense and music, the singing of the Gloria with bells, the rich liturgy of the Word with the Exodus story of Passover and the blood of the lamb that saved from the angel of death, St. Paul writing to the Corinthians about the Eucharist and how it is the Real Presence of Christ and how he instructed his Apostles: DO THIS! And then John's Gospel and the washing of the feet.
I was quite surprised and humbled to preach tonight. I focused on the connection between the Eucharist and the washing of the feet. Receive Eucharist = Be Eucharist; to one another in humble service.
The liturgy includes the presentation of the sacred oils and the normal liturgy of the Eucharist. After Communion and a final prayer, Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament is reposed to a special place and remains there until midnight tonight.
My first Holy Thursday experience at Most Holy Trinity was just what it should be and I am spiritually satisfied tonight as I prepare now for Good Friday!
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