Collect for Maundy Thursday
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer, 221
On this day we remember the meal Jesus shared with the Twelve. We remember that he took, blessed, broke, and shared the bread; we remember that he took, blessed, and shared the cup. We remember that he told the Twelve: this is my body, this is the blood of the new covenant. We remember that he asked them to do the same taking, blessing and sharing in remembrance of him. And so we do. May we indeed, receive these gifts, receive this love, “thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord.” ~Fr. Dan
Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.
- Lectionary readings for the Eucharist (Lectionary Page)
- Daily Office (Mission of St. Clare)
- What is a Collect?
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