At the heart of the Holy Thursday liturgy is Jesus' commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord's table we remember Jesus' sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world. The greatest way to show love is to offer forgiveness; the same forgiveness we receive from God in Christ Jesus.

Appointed texts

The ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary appoints texts in a three year cycle (Years A, B and C). The texts for Holy Thursday always are:

Exodus 12:1–4[5–10] 11–14
Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19
1 Corinthians 11:23–26
Saint John 13:1–17, 31b–35

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Saint Peter's Church is located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 54th Street in midtown Manhattan, and is accessible to all people at the building entrances on Lexington Avenue and on 54th Street.

The E, M (weekdays only), 4, 5 and 6 trains stop nearby, as do the M57, M31, M50, M101 and M103 buses.