Sunday Panorama Part 2
The Night of the Last Supper
One of the highlights of Holy Week at St Faith's is the dramatic and
moving liturgy of Maundy Thursday.
comes from the Latin 'mandatum' - Christ's command to his followers to
celebrate the Holy Eucharist
memory. Part of the service features a procession to the Lady Chapel:
the Altar of Repose, where the
sacrament is kept, always a feature of devotion, and on this night
especially reverenced as the
centrepiece of a chapel bedecked
with greenery, symbolising the Garden of Gethsemane, where Christ's
rested and lit by many candles.
Here in the darkness the people of our church watched and prayed as the
service ended, with some taking
turns in prayer and devotion until midnight.
Words and pictures: Chris Price
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