The first Maundy Thursday established communion

Maundy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week. Catholics and United Methodists call it Holy Thursday. Other denominations know this day as Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, or Thursday of Mysteries.
 Most scholars agree Maundy is derived from the Latin word Mandatum which, in English, is translated “commandment”.  It is the first word of the phrase “Mandatum novum do nobis ut diligatus invicem sicut dilexi vos.” Found in John 13:34, this phrase is interpreted “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

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