Maundy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil
"Maundy" is from the Latin mandatum On this day, we remember On this day, Jesus lay dead in the tomb meaning commandment. On this day, Jesus' death on the cross until sunset --the beginning of the we recall two commands: 1. the institution as the means of humanity's third day. Then,many believe, he of the Lord's Supper and the command to deliverance from sin, death, descended into hell (or to the dead) "do this in remembrance of me" and and evil. He made the ultimate and vanquished the powers of evil. This 2. Jesus' new commandment that we sacrifice for the wrongdoing is truly a mystery. Many Christians "love one another as he has loved us," of all people against themselves, observe the most ancient of liturgies symbolized by the washing of feet. creation and the Creator. Tradition and rituals, the Great Vigil of Easter. The day ends with the stripping of the notes two reasons for it being The Vigil is documents in great detail altar while praying Psalm 22, just as Jesus "Good": 1. that it is "God's" Friday in a 4th century document by a pilgrim was stripped of his garments, mocked, and 2. that it accomplished named Egeria. It begins where Good and tortured before being crucified. great good. Friday left off, in the tomb, blessing the new fire and telling the stories of salvation. It continues with Baptism and then we exit the tomb and in great light, celebrate the first Communion of Easter.