Maundy Thursday is the day on which Jesus eats the Last Supper with the twelve apostles. The name comes from the Latin which is the root for the English “mandate,” and refers to the “new coommandment” that we love one another as Christ loved us. (In the Jewish reckoning of days, what we know as a Thursday evening meal took place on Friday, the same day as the crucifixion.) The traditional foot-washing of that service demonstrates the servant nature of that love. Delivered at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, WV, April 5, 2007.
Fr. Kent is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of West Virginia. He functions primarily as a supply priest, but also serves as Dean of the Kanawha Deanery. He was ordained deacon December 16, 2006 and priest June 16, 2007. He is married and the father of two grown sons. Fr. Kent retired from his "day job" in August, 2014. View all posts by Kent Higgins