Maundy Thursday Observance (2016)

posted Apr 1, 2016, 11:57 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 11:59 AM ]

Our Annual Maundy Thursday Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal will be on March 24th. By Authority of the Supreme Council, you are summoned to participate with your Brethren in observing Maundy Thursday, a Solemn Ceremonial and Feast Obligatory. In the United States, Maundy Thursday is a religious observance, falling on the day before Good Friday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper and the initiation of the Eucharist, which is observed in many Christian churches.

For Scottish Rite Masons, this day has more important connotations. The Chapter of Rose Croix in the 18th Degree provides for the extinguishing of lights until Easter Sunday, at which time the Chapter will be reassembled. We also celebrate the memory of Freemasonry’s 2 Patron Saints—St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist. Please call and make your reservations and join us in this Solemn Observance. There will be a simple supper at 6:30pm, followed by the Ceremony. Open to all Brothers, Families and Friends. We hope many of you will join us.

The Rite Word - March 2016, Volume 10, Issue 3