What do you call the Thursday before Easter?

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    Ooops, sorry, JustMe. The etymology of maundy has been taking up way too much space in my cranium this week.
     
  2. Ima Teacher

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    I attend a non-denominational Christian church. It's never been called anything that I know about. My DH attended Baptist and Pentecostal churches growing up, and he works at a United Methodist church. I asked him what today was called, and he said, "Thursday." :rolleyes:
     
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    No, no...it's fun to learn such things!
     
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    This Presbyterian is just sitting here watching you guys talking about those heathens
    in Methodist, Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Lutheran and Pentecostal churches. :angel:

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I was raised Presbyterian, attend Catholic church with first wife, attend Pentecostal church with second wife, attend Methodist church with third wife and now I am back at a Presbyterian church
     
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    Yes, this is me too! Catholics call it this. In my Catholic Elementary School, we did the "Stations of the Cross" for the entire week.
     
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    Same here...I grew up belonging to a Lutheran church.
     
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    Friday, part 1 according to my hubby. :p
     
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    In Hungary we call it Big Thursday. Good Friday is called Big Friday and we also have Big Saturday.
    Nagycsütörtök, Nagypéntek, Nagyszombat. Nagy means "big" and we normally separate the adj. from the noun, except for in this case.
    Easter is Húsvét, I like the word- Hús means meat, -vét means something like 'taken', referring to the fasting.
     
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    I grew up in a non-denominational Christian home (I'm a pastor's kid) and we didn't celebrate the Thursday before good Friday. I actually didn't know it was celebrated at all. ?? The term maundy rings a bell, and certainly the Last Supper, but it was never a celebrated or recognized event on that Thursday.
     
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    The first references in print of "Maundy Thursday" seem to be no earlier than the early 16th century. Beginning around the end of the thirteenth century, the English name for the day was scherethursdai, which would yield modern "Sheer Thursday", and the etymology of that is also unclear, though 'clean' and 'pure' seem fairly likely (and fit the names in the Northern Germanic languages, which are along the lines of Danish skaertorsdag 'clean Thursday').
     
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    Passover actually begins at sundown Friday night. There are some who believe the Last Supper was a Passover meal.l:love:
     
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    Oh, yeah, I'm one of them.

    That's what makes it so cool when the two coincide.

    A Blessed Passover to all our Jewish friends.
     
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    :hugs:
     
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    Maunday Thursday.
    I remember it as the day of the new commandment "love one another", the night of the Last Supper, and a very somber church service.

    At church we also have 1st Communion.
    Everyone who had their first last night made a special mug as a keepsake.
     

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