Maundy Thursday 2018
Maundy Thursday always starts early for us at Saint Aidan's with the building of the Altar of Repose.
This is one of the most solemn Masses of the year - the celebration of the institution of the Mass that Christ left us as an everlasting memorial to him. During the Mass, the Parish Priest, as Christ did, puts on a towel and washes the feet of 12 members of the congregation, making present once again Christ's teaching about being servants of one another.
The Mass then continued in the customary way.
After Communion, the Blessed Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose where we kept the watch. Before the watch started, the Sanctuary was stripped of all furniture.