This evening is Maundy Thursday and Saint Peter Lutheran will livestream its service on our Facebook page starting at 6:30 p.m. Just as Ash Wednesday begins Lent, so Maundy Thursday marks the end of Lent proper and the beginning of the Three Holy Days of Christendom (the Triduum). The theme of the celebration is the Lord’s new command (mandatus, Latin, became Maundy in Old English) to his disciples of all time to love each other as he has loved them. As with Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday occupies a unique place in the church calendar. It is a festival in which reconciliation is solemnly expressed. This happens while God’s people transition from preparation to the actual celebration of our Lord’s passion and resurrection.