Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday
Posted By Claire on April 17, 2014
Today is Maundy Thursday, a day in the Christian calendar which commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest.
On Maundy Thursday in Tudor times the church was prepared for Easter with water and wine being used to wash the altars. It was also traditional for people to go to confession on this day.
You can read more about the traditions of Maundy Thursday in my article Maundy Thursday and you can read about how Anne Boleyn celebrated this day in 1536 in my article 13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday.
On this day in history, 17th April…
- 1534 – Sir Thomas More, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor, was sent to the Tower of London after refusing to swear the Oath of Succession – click here to read more about it.