Maundy Thursday has from early times been a day of solemnity for Christians. It has served to commemorate the event of the Last Supper and the institution of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The title Maundy is most likely from the Latin phrase mandatum novum do vobis of John 13:34, “a new commandment I give to you,” sung in connection with the foot washing.
Service of Holy Communion
Worshippers are invited to come to the Table to receive the sacrament.
The Body of Christ, the Cup of Salvation.
Preparation for the Passover: Mark 14: 12-16
The Footwashing: John 13:1-17, 33-35
The Garden of Gethsemane: Mark 14: 26-42
The Betrayal and Arrest: Mark 14: 43-52
The Trial: Mark 14: 53-65
The Denial and Tears: Mark 14: 66-72
The Verdict of the Crowd: Mark 15: 1-15
The Crucifixion: Mark 15: 16-32
Darkness Over the Land: Mark 15: 33-38
The Lingering Light: Mark 15: 39-47
Hymn #94 – An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare
Music – O Savior of the World – performed by the Chancel Choir
Hymn #97 – Go To Dark Gethsemane
Solo – Recitative and Aria – performed by Patrick Fisk, tenor
Hymn #93 – Ah, Holy Jesus
Anthem – Drop, Drop, Slow Tears – performed by the Chancel Choir
Solo – My Song is Love Unknown – performed by Catherine Carter, soprano
Hymn #92 – Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Anthem – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – performed by the Chancel Choir
Solo – Were You There? – performed by Craig Westbrook, Jr., tenor