Jesus is welcomed into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey on the way to the upper room for the supper, the final supper, at which Jesus made the connection between the bread and wine and his body and blood. We remember the ancient stories of Moses retold at that passover meal and we remember. We re-live the values Jesus highlighted by washing the disciples feet, and then we commemorate that first Eucharist. Palm Sunday through to Maundy Thursday have this beauty and delight, and then it all becomes unhinged, as Jesus is arrested while praying in the garden.
Maundy Thursday is the first in an ancient sequence of three worship services - The Triduum - really one mystery spread over three days in these liturgies now known as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil of Easter. Join us for all of it.
Illustration: The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem by Franklin Carmichael, from the chancel ceiling in St. Anne's Church.
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. in the Church.