Washing of the Feet Service at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Maundy Thursday was commemorated in Prelacy Churches with a number of poignant services. In the morning, the institution of the Eucharist by our Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper was commemorated with Divine Liturgy and the offering of Holy Communion. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

In the afternoon, the act of Christ washing the feet of His disciples during the Last Supper was commemorated with clergy washing the feet of young faithful. The Prelate presided over the service, delivered his message, and conducted the washing of feet at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood.

In his message, the Prelate highlighted the virtues of love, devotion, and sacrifice. The Lord and Teacher took on the role of a servant; He became a servant and in doing so He offered a supreme example to the Apostles and for us all, he said. And when Peter objected to his Lord washing his feet, Jesus answered “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me,” alluding to the ultimate sacrifice that He would bear for them. Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles was a beautiful expression of His love for them, and is an invitation for us all to love one another with the same devotion and sacrifice, said His Eminence, and concluded by praying for the grace and blessings of our Lord to be upon all the children.

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