Holy Thursday


Examples of Holy Thursday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a service is performed, Catholic Online says the communion from the previous day, known as Holy Thursday, must be used. Rey Covarrubias Jr., The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 In 2024 Lent takes place from Feb. 14 through March 28 (which is Holy Thursday). Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Francis did preside over the Holy Thursday ritual of washing the feet of the faithful at a women’s prison in Rome. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2024 Maundy Thursday — also known as Holy Thursday — is a Christian event thattakes place each year on the Thursday before Easter. Caitlin Danaher, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is just one of the spring holidays that many Christians celebrate in the week leading up to Easter. Brenna Gauchat, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 In a Catholic diocese, a cathedral serves as the bishop's home church and the site of important religious events for the diocese such as the ordination of new priests and the annual Chrism Mass, where the oils used in sacraments throughout the diocese are blessed, traditionally on Holy Thursday. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 Traditionally, eggs are dyed on Holy Thursday and saved for Easter Sunday. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 23 Feb. 2024 According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the 40-day season is centered around prayer, fasting, almsgiving and reconciliation, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Holy Thursday. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Holy Thursday was in the 13th century

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“Holy Thursday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Thursday. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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