Maundy Thursday – A new commandmentMarch 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm | Posted in Christianity, Commandment, Holy Week, Latin, Maundy Thursday | Leave a comment
mandatum novum do vobis
A new command I give you
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
This is just a reminder that Maundy is derived from mandatum, a command.
Today, in Northern Ireland the Queen handed out an allowance (in a red purse) and 82 pence in Maundy coins (in a white purse) to 164 people—82 men and 82 women—who have made a significant contribution to church or community life.