Maundy Thursday

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I got home late from work last Thursday. Well, late than usual. :) Infact, I remember my sister sent me a text message asking my whereabouts. I should’ve gone home by 1:30PM but I was still in the office at around 3PM then due to my call. Well, we were to attend the mass by 5PM at that day. We called the mass as the “MIsa ng Bayang Pilipino” but it was indeed, the celebration of the Jesus’ last supper with His apostles.

Last Supper

In the mass, the priest did what Jesus’ had done during that feast. There were 12 men who acted as apostles. Our parish priest washed and kissed their foot. Every year, this part of the mass gave me a different meaning. I felt differently as I watched the re-enactment.

Maybe because I have gone through a lot of emotional, intellectual and physical stress in the past days, and I felt God’s loving arms keeping me safe and making me feel secured.

The celebration ended with placing the holy Eucharist into the Altar of Repose. Before we left the church, I stood by the altar and prayed before Jesus. It was a very relaxing moment. I really felt His presence. And I know for sure that He will always be there for me whatever happens.

I wasn’t able to take some pictures of our own altar of repose, but I have posted one picture here to give an idea what the altar of repose looks like. The tabernacle (which is encircled) is the most important thing in the altar.

altar of repose

Ciao! :)

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