Today Christians all over the world are ceremoniously washing each other’s feet, but apparently some congregations have altered this ancient practice to make it about washing hands instead.
Day: March 28, 2013
Frances Perkins, a modern, secular, lay heroine, beat out 31 other saints to win top honors in this year’s Lent Madness tournament. In the final round, she faced Luke the Evangelist, whom she beat by 926 votes. Forward Movement, sponsor of Lent Madness, issued this press release:
On this Maundy Thursday, and all through Holy Week, I find myself thinking about the importance of religious practice to spiritual well-being. This concept is relatively easy for regular church-goers to grasp, I think, but we who are part of faith communities fall short when it comes to opening our hearts and doors to those […]
A lovely video from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, capturing Monday’s rainy Way of the Cross along Pennsylvania Avenue, where 20 bishops and nearly 400 lay people prayed for action to reduce gun violence.
“. . . so you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:1-17-31b-35 I have to cut my toenails today so that my feet are presentable for the foot washing ritual that is part of the Maundy Thursday liturgy. I always feel so awkward baring my callused heels and long white toes to my […]