This evening we remember Christ’s example of love. During his last supper, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and gave them the “new commandment” to love one another as he loves them (John 13:34). The term “Maundy” derives from the Latin word mandautum, which means commandment. During this last supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist, and it is his example and command to love that we remember in our weekly celebrations every Sunday. At the conclusion of the service, the Altar and chancel are stripped as we prepare in silence to accompany our Lord to the cross by keeping a vigil in the church until 12:00 PM on Friday.