The royals and Maundy Thursday

| April 18, 2019

The royals and Maundy Thursday

Today, the day before Good Friday, is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. It’s the day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final and special meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples, and where he washed their feet. As I’ve explained in previous articles, the Gospels’ account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet was remembered […]

Maundy Thursday in Tudor Times

| March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday in Tudor Times

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. In Tudor times, on Maundy Thursday, the church was prepared for Easter with water and wine being used to wash the altars, and it was traditional for people to go to confession. It was also customary […]

Anne Boleyn and Charity

| March 15, 2013

Anne Boleyn and Charity

Today in the UK it’s Red Nose Day, a fundraising day for the charity Comic Relief whose tag line is “A just world free from poverty”. It’s a great cause and one I support every year. Check out www.rednoseday.com/ for more information. “Well, that’s all very nice, Claire,” I hear you say, “but what does […]