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 […]

Today is Maundy Thursday

| March 24, 2016

Today is Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, the feast day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. You can read all about how what the Tudors did on this day, including details of the foot-washing ceremony, in my article over at the Tudor Society – click here. […]

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday

| April 13, 2014

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday

Yesterday I wrote about Anne Boleyn attending Easter Eve mass as Queen and now we fast-forward three years and find her taking part in Easter celebrations just over a month before her execution. On the 13th April 1536, Maundy Thursday, Anne Boleyn did her duty as Queen, distributing Maundy money (alms) and washing the feet […]

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

| April 5, 2012

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday and in many countries it is a normal Thursday with the Easter holiday starting on Good Friday, but in Tudor times and in Catholic countries today it is still an important religious day. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his […]