We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Holy Week, Thursday

Walk with Jesus in his suffering and share in his resurrection during Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Triduum, the last three days of Holy Week, in which worship flows in one continuous liturgy, beginning with the Maundy Thursday service. It reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday.

“Time is suspended as we ponder and celebrate the great mysteries of our redemption.” The word “Maundy” is derived from Middle English, Old French and from the Latin word mandatum, meaning “commandment,” the first word of the phrase “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos” (“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you”). Jesus makes this statement in the gospel reading.

Thursday, April 6, 2023 – The Arrest  

Jesus instructs  Peter and John to secure a large upper room in a house in Jerusalem and to prepare for the Passover meal

Preparations for the Meal – Mark 14:12-16

Matthew 26:17-19

Luke 22:7-13

In the evening Jesus eats the Passover meal with the Twelve, tells them of the coming betrayal, and institutes the Lord’s Supper

The Last Supper – Mark 14:17-31

John 13.1-17.26

Matthew 26:20-29,

Luke 22:14-30

After supper Jesus washes the disciples’ feet, interacts with them, and delivers the Upper Room Discourse

John 13:1-17:26

Jesus foretells Peter’s denials

Matthew 26:31-35

Mark 14:27-31

Luke 22:31-34

Jesus and the disciples go to Gethsemane, where he struggles in prayer and they struggle to stay awake late into the night

Gethsemane, the arrest – Matthew 26:47-56 Gethsemane, the arrest –

Luke 22:47-53

Gethsemane, the arrest –
Mark 14:32-52

Progression of Faith Blog – Thursday

Passion Gallery – Thursday

Focus on Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper


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Gethsemane (poem) – Mary Oliver
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