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"The Thursday in Holy Week is widely known as Maundy Thursday. There are numerous ceremonies and traditions which have grown up around this important feast day in the church year. How familiar are they to you?"
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The name "Maundy" comes from the Latin "mandatum" meaning command. After which of Jesus' commands was it named?
"Do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)
You should wash one another's feet. (John 13:14)
"Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34; John 15:12)
All of these have been suggested as possible sources.
By what names other than Maundy Thursday is the Thursday in Holy Week known?
Thursday of the Mystical Supper
All of these.
Which soup is traditionally eaten in Germany on Maundy Thursday?
One of the ceremonies of Maundy Thursday is the washing of feet. By what Latin name is this known?
The Reserved Sacrament (the consecrated bread and wine) are often removed from the tabernacle on this day and placed on an Altar of Repose in another part of the church. This altar is commonly decorated with cut flowers and potted plants. The idea is to make it look like which of the following?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Garden of Gethsemane
The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Uzza
In Roman and Anglican (and some other) traditions, a Chrism Mass is held on Maundy Thursday at which the Bishop blesses something which is then distributed to all of the priests of the diocese to carry back to their churches. What is chrism?
Bread for the Holy Eucharist on Easter Day
Water for the asperges (sprinkling of the people) on Easter Day
Wine for the Holy Eucharist on Easter Day
Holy Oil for use in conferring certain sacraments
Since the 13th Century, the English monarch has given coins to pensioners on Maundy Thursday. What determines the number of coins received and the number of recipients?
The Prime Minister determines both the number of pensioners and the amount of Maundy Money.
It is always the same number: 12 for the 12 apostles.
The king or queen's age.
It is always the same number: 7 for the original 7 deacons.
What happens to the bells in the church after they are rung at the evening mass on Maundy Thursday?
They are washed with water and wine.
They are rung solemnly and slowly, in honour of the Crucifixion.
They are baptized by a bishop.
They fall silent until the first mass of Easter late Holy Saturday night.
After the Last Supper, the Disciples kept watch while Jesus prayed (Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 13:32-42; Luke 22:39-46). What Christian tradition derives from this?
A night watchman is hired to guard the Reserved Sacrament on the Altar of Repose.
Nothing; there is no tradition associated with this passage.
Parishioners sleep in the church in imitation of the Disciples.
The faithful sign up for a specific hour in order to keep a continuous watch in the church between Maundy Thursday night and Good Friday morning.
The "stripping of the altar" following the evening mass on Maundy Thursday includes which of the following"
Scrubbing the altar with wine and water.
Removing the frontal (cloth) from the altar.
All of these.
Removing the fair linen (cloth) from the altar.
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