Maundy Thursday is observed during the Holy Week, as an ocassion to remember Jesus Christ's Last Supper on the Thursday before Easter.
Christians around the world recollect the events of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and passed round bread and wine establishing the ceremony known as the Eucharist.
The Bible describes the events in this manner - Jesus said the bread was his body broken for them and the wine was his blood shed for them. While the story is one staunchly believed by Catholics at church services all year round but the story gathers even more meaning on Maundy Thursdays.
It was on this night, so many years ago, Judas, one of Christ's disciplines, betrayed his teacher in the Garden of Gethsemane, for 30 silver coins.
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