Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will wash the feet of 12 faithful, including two teenagers, as part of the celebration of Mass of the Lord’s Supper Thursday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
The 7 p.m. Mass commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper with his apostles the night before he was crucified. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist, the sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood, as well as the Priesthood.
The washing of the feet follows Jesus’ example of washing his apostles’ feet.
The Mass marks the end of the Lenten Season and the beginning of the Easter Triduum, the three days prior to Easter Sunday: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
The Mass will be streamed live on the cathedral’s Facebook page, facebook.com/olacathedral.
—City News Service