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ἐντολὴν καινὴν δίδωμι ὑμῖν ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους,
καθὼς ἠγάπησα ὑμᾶς ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους.

Mandatum novum do vobis
ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
(13.34)

The Gospel of St John

Rembrandt van Rijn, “Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples” (c. 1655)

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Jesus saith to him, He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you. (13.10-12)

The Gospel of St John

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily

maundy

n., Christianity the ceremonial washing of the feet of poor persons in commemoration of Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet

[Middle English from Old French mande from Latin : mandātum novum dō vōbīs, A new commandment give I unto you]

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