Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, is celebrated annually by Christians on the Thursday that falls before Easter Sunday. This day commemorates the Washing of Feet and the Last Supper held by Jesus and his disciples before his arrest and execution.
Jesus and his disciples were in Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. At the meal, Jesus said that one of his disciples was going to betray him, and hand him over to his enemies. This would be Judas Iscariot, which is why the term ‘Judas’ today means traitor.
This meal became known as the Last Supper because this was the last meal that Jesus had with his followers before he was crucified.
Christians commemorate the Last Supper during a special Church ceremony called Communion, where they eat bread and drink wine.
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