DETROIT — Bishop Donald F. Hanchon and priests of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in southwest Detroit washed the feet of parishioners, dressed to represent Jesus' twelve apostles, during a Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, the start of the holiest three days of the Church's liturgical calendar, known as the sacred Triduum.
Across the Archdiocese of Detroit, parishes celebrated the solemn liturgy, which observes Jesus' institution of the holy Eucharist and the establishment of the priesthood during the Last Supper.
The Mass also featured the presentation of the holy oils blessed earlier in the day during the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, including the sacred Chrism, oil of the sick and oil of catechumens, which will be used in liturgies and sacraments throughout the year in parishes across the Archdiocese of Detroit.
After the Mass, many stayed to pray before the altar of repose, keeping vigil with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament as the Church prepares to commemorate Christ's Passion and Resurrection in the days ahead.
(Photos by Valaurian Waller | Detroit Catholic)
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