Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday. While the Roman Catholic Church calls it "Holy Thursday," the Anglican Church uses the name "Maundy Thursday" in accordance with the Old English phrasing of Jesus' commandment that humans should love one another. Here are ways that five European nations celebrate the Christian holiday, starting in Britain with Queen Elizabeth.
A boy plays in a water fountain on a hot day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
A Christian Science perspective: God designed us to love one another, care for one another, minister to one another.
A Christian Science perspective: An exploration of the inevitability of spiritual progress in light of what's happening in the Middle East.
A Christian Science perspective: How we can turn to God as divine Mind if threatened with loss of memory.
A Christian Science perspective: Email messages, often spread far and wide, can be written with love and respect.
A Christian Science perspective: Our ability to love those who are different demands that we take the risk of putting our interests aside, at least for a time, to work to understand and appreciate the deeply held beliefs of others.
A Christian Science perspective: In the midst of so much turmoil, is there something solid on which we can rest our prayers for peace?
A Christian Science perspective: Even when our lives seem devoid of love, God’s never-ending love is with us and with everyone.