Maundy Thursday: Dr. Duane W.H. Arnold PhD

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10 Responses

  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Duane,
    Very good – thank you.

    Whenever I teach during holy week, I like to point out that what we call Maundy Thursday is really mis named. If the supper was after dark, the holy communion events were really on Friday – the Lord passing out his body and blood happened in the room, the same day as he did the same on the cross.

  2. Jean says:

    This is a definite keeper. Thank you, Duane, for providing us with a Maundy Thursday meditation. I rarely read an article more than once. But I had to read this one twice, and I’m sure I will come back and read it again as the day progresses towards my own Maundy Thursday evening Divine Service.

    “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”

  3. Duane Arnold says:

    Jean and MLD

    Many thanks…

  4. Xenia says:

    We call it Great and Holy Thursday in Ortholandia.

  5. Duane Arnold says:

    Xenia
    I’ve always loved this hymn (we wanted to use it on ‘Mystic Chapel’, but could never just get it to work) –
    Of Thy mystical supper, O Son of God, accept me today a communicant, for I will not speak of Thy mystery to thine enemies, neither like Judas will I give Thee a kiss, but like the thief will I confess Thee: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom.

  6. Michael says:

    This is such good stuff…

  7. Xenia says:

    Duane,, we recite that hymn each time we take Communion. Just this morning, in fact. It is beautiful.

  8. Duane Arnold says:

    Wonderful… I just love the text…
    This is ours:

    We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

  9. Scooter Jones says:

    “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

    “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

  10. Jean says:

    Amen Scooter. Amen!

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