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Washing Feet – observations

I refer the readership to some lucid and sober comments about the pedilavium, the foot washing, that can occur as an option in both uses of the Roman Rite. Fr John Hunwicke makes some keen and, for liberals sobering, observations. I expunged … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: More on the Holy Thursday Footwashing Rite

We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“.  The results and your descriptions were interesting. Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends.  Taking my cue … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper.  My emphases and comments and I add some extra paragraph breaks. Dear Brothers and Sisters! “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Holy “Maundy” Thursday in the Triduum

The term “Maunday” or “Maundy” Thursday refers to Christ’s mandate (mandatum) in John 13:34 to His apostles in the service of the Church. It is also called sometimes “Shere” Thursday, perhaps from “shere” indicating “tolerance” and “remedy”, in the sense … Continue reading

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