Thursday, April 05, 2012

Maundy Thursday: Jesus Washes the Feet of the Disciples

It's Holy Week, and today, Maundy Thursday, commemerates  Jesus washing the feet of his disciples (The Apostles), an act of humility. It is also a day linked to the Apostles Creed. an ancient statement of the Christian faith attributed to the disciples of Jesus.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,[31]
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The picture of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples is from the website of the Holy Transfiguration Skete, a Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine rite, in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, who strive to work for the upbuilding of God's Kingdom through the arts.


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