All Maundy Thursday articles

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    What is Maundy Thursday all about?


    The roots of the oddly-named Thursday before Easter come from Jesus’ command to love one another, as well as his foot-washing example, explains Karen Murdarasi

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    Why it isn’t offensive for Christians to celebrate Passover


    Last year, the Church of England was heavily criticised for ‘appropriating’ elements of the Jewish Seder Passover celebration into a Maundy Thursday prayer booklet. But Michelle Guinness, herself a Messianic Jew, says she’s never met a Jew who’s offended by Christians celebrating Passover, and there’s much value in understanding the roots of Jesus’ sacrifice