Holy Thursday begins the Triduum-the three holiest days in the Catholic Church.
Fr. Ariel Lustan, Pastor at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, took this literally and chose to wash the feet of parishioners who come from many different countries.
|Korea, China, Handicapped Children of the World, Scotland, Mexico, Arab Nations|
|Father A poured the cleansing water first onto the foot.|
|The disciple was embraced, as Christ did on the night before He died.|
|The foot was scrubbed with soap.|
Father Ariel kissed the feet of many nations this Holy Thursday night.
|Disciple from Germany -Wolfgang|
The Disciples were then told by Fr. Ariel, as I have done to you, go now and wash the feet of others. The disciples then got a pitcher of water, a basin, bar of soap and a towel and washed the feet of those sitting in the pews.
The oils that were blessed at Monday's Chrism Mass were then presented to Fr. Ariel and the congregation.
Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick and Sacred Chrism
Unleaven bread was made for the Eucharist tonight. Everyone receiving the Body of Christ tonight could literally "take and eat".