In the continuing coverage of the traditional Catholic observation of the Holy Week, we join the Holy Father in Vatican for the Chrism Mass.
Pope Francis presides on this April 13, 2017 solemn mass celebration as the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations are blessed.
Watch the Maundy Thursday live feed direct from Vatican which starts at 3:25 PM Manila time, below (with English anotations):
Original feed below:
The Gospel for today’s mass:
It was before the feast of the Passover, Jesus realized that his hour had come to pass from the world to the Father, and as he had loved those who were his own in the world, he would love them with perfect love.
They were at supper, and the devil had already put into the mind of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him, and as he had come from God, he was going to God. So he got up from the table, removed his garment, and taking a towel, wrapped it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing.
When he came to Simon Peter, Simon asked him, “Why Lord, do you want to wash my feet?” Jesus said, “What I am doing you cannot understand now, but afterward you will understand it.” Peter replied,”You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you can have no part with me.” Then Simon Peter said, “Lord wash not my feet, but also my hands and my head!”
Jesus replied, “Whoever has taken a bath does not need to wash (except the feet), for he is clean all over. You are clean, though not all of you.” Jesus knew who was to betray him because of this he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
When Jesus had finished washing their feet, he put on his garment again, went back to the table, and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I, then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also must wash one another’s feet. I have given you an example that as I have done, you also may do.” (Gospel Jn 13.1-15)
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