Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Maundy Thursday Worship is Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7 pm
What does Maundy Thursday mean? Maundy is the Latin word for commandment. And Maundy Thursday is the day Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
On Maundy Thursday, Jesus tells his followers to love as he loves. “Watch me love you. Now, you love one another. Just like I’m sacrificing for the people who are about to desert me. I want you to sacrifice for the good of one another.” The Apostle John says, “By this, we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers” (1 John 3:16).
Therefore, let us see the greatest love in action on Maundy Thursday and the following day, Good Friday. “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). He loved us to the uttermost. And let us be so moved by this love that it becomes our own. “He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” This is the new commandment of Maundy Thursday.