Holy Week Activities
Activities for kids during Holy Week (with a special focus on the Catholic Church).
The Religion Teacher
Maundy Thursday Meaning
What does Maundy Thursday mean? Maundy Thursday is a common name for Holy Thursday, which is the Thursday before Good Friday and Easter Sunday. "Maundy" comes from the Latin word "Mandatum," which means mandate or commandment. On Holy Thursday we are reminded of Jesus' Mandatum Novum, his new commandment to love one another as he loved us. This is perfectly expressed by the ceremonial washing of feet to commemorate the model of love Jesus showed for us during the Last Supper.