What is another word for maundy?

26 synonyms found


[ mˈɔːndi], [ mˈɔːndi], [ m_ˈɔː_n_d_i]

Maundy refers to the traditional name for the Christian holy day of Holy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles before his crucifixion. However, there are many synonyms for 'Maundy', such as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Sheer Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Thursday of Mysteries, and Green Thursday. In different parts of the world, this day is observed with different customs and rituals. For example, in the United Kingdom, the Queen distributes "Maundy money" to selected elderly people, while in some Latin American countries, people visit seven churches on this day to pray. Regardless of the name and cultural significance, Maundy serves as a reminder of the tremendous sacrifice made by Jesus for humanity's salvation.

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How to use "Maundy" in context?

The medieval Latin word for "Easter," "maundy" is a term with rich Christian history. Maundy Thursday marks the conclusion of Holy Week, the week in which Jesus was crucified and died. The term "maundy" comes from the Latin word for "holy." Legend has it that for centuries, Christians believed that when they washed their hands and feet in preparation for the Eucharist, they were cleansing themselves spiritually as well. In addition to marking the end of Holy Week, maundy Thursday also served as a day of service and charity.

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