Maundy Thursday, Evening of the Lord’s Supper

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Maundy Thursday, Evening of the Lord’s Supper:

“Glory to you, our God, Glory to you!

The wisdom of God
Who rules the ungovernable waters of the heavens,
Who tames the deeps and restrains the seas,
Now pours water into a basin,
And the master washes the feet of his servants.”

“He is the One who covered death with shame and cast the devil into mourning, as Moses cast Pharaoh into mourning . He is the One that smote sin and robbed iniquity of offspring, as Moses robbed the Egyptians of their offspring. He is the One who brought us out of slavery into freedom, out of darkness into light, out of death into life, out of tyranny into an eternal kingdom; who made us a new priesthood, a people chosen to be his own for ever. He is the Passover that is our salvation. ”

“A new commandment I give unto you: that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

From a Canticle of the Litany for Great and Holy Thursday (Orthodox Triodion)
From a Sermon of Melito of Sardis (Office of Readings for Holy Thursday, Roman Rite)
Gospel of St. John 13:34 (KJV)

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~ by Alypius on April 17, 2014.

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