Shankerpura: Holy Thursday observed with Solemnity washing of the Feet

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By John Rodrigues
Bellevision Media Network

Shankerpura, 18 April 2019: Holy Thursday also known as Maundy  Thursday Was Observed With Solemnity and reverence in St. John the Evangelist Church Shankerpura (Pangla) on April 18, 2019 at 6.30 pm Which included the homily “ Washing of the feet ” and “ The Holy Adoration at the end of the Service.


The Solemn Holy Thursday Mass was concelebrated by Rev. fr. Romeo Lewis, as the Chief celebrant assisted by Fr Royson Fernandes, Fr. Vincent Coelho, Fr. Lawrence Mendonca and Fr Alfred Rayan D’Souza.



In his homily Rev. fr. Romeo Lewis, Emphasized on the Significance of the Maundy Thursday, there after the main celebrant washed the feet of 12 youths  reminding the washing of the feet of 12 Apostles by Jesus  Christ. Following end of the mass, the Holy Eucharist was taken ceremoniously to the Altar of Repose while the main altar was stripped of the white covering and removing the flowers and leaving it bare as a symbol  of the eve of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus on Christ on the next day, That is Good Friday.


The reverential transfer of the Holy Eucharist to the Altar of Repose was followed by Adoration by Rev Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves. There after the faithful of various words continued the Adoration with reverence.




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