Thursday • April 06, 2023 12:00am - 11:59pm

Maundy Thursday

Experience Jesus' last night with foot-washing in the Julia Garden, the Maundy Thursday worship service, and an overnight prayer vigil.


2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX 77019

On the feast of Passover, Jesus shared a meal with his disciples, which we celebrate with every holy communion. After supper, he humbled himself to wash the disciples' feet. He then told them: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34).“Maundy" comes from a Latin word meaning "command." We observe Maundy (commandment) Thursday in Holy Week with a foot-washing service followed by a worship service that commemorates the Last Supper, which ends with the solemn stripping of the altar.

6:30 pm in the Julia Garden
Family Foot Washing

We model Jesus' humbling himself to wash the feet of his disciples with foot washing for the whole family.

7 pm in the Church
Maundy Thursday Service

This solemn service commemorates the Last Supper and ends with the stripping of the altar. Music by the SJD Chorale.

8 pm Thursday — 7 am Friday in the Church or at Home
Prayer Vigil

Pray through the night, in the Chapel or at home, from the end of the Maundy Thursday service until the first Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Sign up to commit to prayer for one or more hours. Security will be provided at the Chapel through the night. Sign up here.

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