Today the universal Church enters into the Easter Triduum – three days when we shift our focus to the most important events in the life of Christ and thus in our lives too. We come face-to-face this first day with the great “mandatum,” or mandate of love and servant leadership given by Jesus at the Last Supper. What a shock it must have been for the apostles when Jesus interrupted the Passover dinner (something they were very familiar with) to wash their feet. Peter protested at first, not understanding the symbolism of the servile act. Clarly, the statement was made – unless we are willing to serve others in a very graphic way, kneeling at their feet, we don’t get what it really means to follow Jesus.
Come and experience the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper at St. Edward the Confessor tonight at 7:30 P,M. Al are welcome!