The Celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper

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Maundy Thursday is the start of a 3-day prayer until Easter. When I was younger, it was called as “Misa ng Masang Pilipino”. There may have been a lot of names associated to this mass, but its theme didn’t change. The mass reminds us of Jesus’ friendship. He wanted us to love each other like the love He has given us for us. :)

Our parish priest, Father Lito Jopson imitated Jesus’ washing the feet of His disciples. Twelve members of the Lay Ministers acted as the disciples. After Father Lito washed their feet, the said Lay Ministers washed some of the parishioners’ feet as well. The washing of the feet is very symbolic. In his homily, father asked if we can tell our friends that we are ready to die for them. It is not easy to say and even harder to do. But, Jesus did it for His friends. And, we are lucky to be called His friends. :)

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After the celebration, the Holy Eucharist was placed in the altar of repose. An image of a lamb was placed on it, too.

When people do the Visita Iglesia, it is advisable to pray before the Altar of Repose. It is actually the “one” being visited, not just the church. We didn’t stay long for a vigil but we prayed before it.

Maundy Thursday is also the day, where people participated in the Alay Lakad. People from all over the metro, walked the long stretched of Ortigas Avenue extension going to Antipolo cathedral. I was able to participate in the said Alay Lakad when I was 12 years old only.

As I watched people from all walks of life passed by, I prayed for their safety and that God may grant whatever petitions they have in the sacrifice they are doing.

Ciao! :)

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