Maundy Thursday

The Last Supper

Holy Week AT HOME

At Home: PREPARE + PARTICIPATE

On Maundy Thursday, we remember the final night of Jesus’ life when he washed his disciples’ feet, instituted the Last Supper, and told them, “A new commandment I give to you that you love one another.”

What you need

  • A container, bin, or bucket that you can fill with water and is large enough for your feet.
  • Towel(s)
  • Candles
  • A home liturgy foot washing guide (coming soon)

What to do

  • During the service, take turns following Jesus’ example and washing each others’ feet.
  • Cover your cross with dark fabric
  • Light candles at the start of the evening that are then extinguished or taken on a prayer walk afterward

Idea: Candlelight Prayer Walk
Following the service, take your candles and embark on a silent evening processional prayer walk around your neighborhood.

For kids

Young Children Worship Video

Coloring page and story summary

Art Activity

Making mason jar lanterns for family candlelight prayer walk

Lantern Making instructions

Art

Original painting by Resurrection artist Michael Skura of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying to his Father. (Image copyright: Church of the Resurrection)

GO DEEPER

View a traditional Maundy Thursday service from our Explainer videos for Holy Week 2019. 

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