Holy Thursday: “Maundy” Thursday:
Today the Lord bestows His parting gifts
The New Commandment of Love, (mandatum novum in latin, from which we get the word Maundy):”Love one another as I have loved you!”
The Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist… All three are ways of encountering the presence of God in our lives, all three show us Christ the servant king who empties Himself so that we may be filled… and the One who never leaves His people.
(Pic is of the Ordination to the priesthood of Brother Martin of the Province of Great Britain last year and marks the moment when, immediately after the laying on of hands the Bishop anoints the palms of the new priest with the Holy Oil of Chrism consecrating them for the service of the Lord and of His people.