Thursday, 13 April 2006

Maundy Thursday

Maundy coins are distributed    Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter ,Christians remember, as the day of the last supper ,when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples,establishing the ceremony known as Eucharist,The word Maundy comes from a command given by Christ at the last supper,That We Should Love One Another .

Maundy Thursday ceremonies~The service this year is to be held at Guildford Cathedral.Her Majesty the queen ,presents Maundy money to deserving citizens of the community(usually chosen for having done service to the community)one man ,one woman for every year of her majestys age.They receive ceremonial red and white purses ,which contain coins especially minted for the occasion,The white purse contains one coin for every year of the monarchs reign.The Red purse contains money in place of gifts ,that used to be given to the poor .This year a special £5 coin was minted to celebrate the queens eightieth Birthday

Yesterday ,our flag was 400 years old ,Known as the Union flag ,or Union Jack ,both titles are correct,the jack is the name of the post  to which the flag was attached .

                                 

So is every one ready ,now for Easter ?Maurice has to work tonight ,he's here at the minute,but will go off later ,and when he comes home tomorrow morning,that will be him off until Tuesday ,We have a couple of things planned,but you will hear all about that as they happen .

 

I started my book last night ,and it is every thing I hoped it would be....I learned the defination of a word I've been using for decades without thinking too much about ~Lode,  a lode is a waterway linking villages to the main'cuts'and rivers.Yes this book is going to explain so much ,and in it like in many villages,all the characters have nicknames ,just as in the village I grew up ....I'm sure I never knew the given names of Gaffer ,Tunker ,Pudding ,and many more .

Well things to do ,places to go, So with the hope you all have a good day ,I will take my leave ,with love from....

  Jan xxx                               

18 comments:

edwardssoapy said...

Dear Jan! Thank you so much for your comments very appricated You have taught me a lot by writing this entry, I feel I know a little bit more about the events leading up to Easter Sunday now. Love the graphics, brilliant!

Leigh :)
http://journals.aol.co.uk/edwardssoapy/LeighsWorld/

sugarsweet056 said...

Lovely entry dear.
Blessings & hugs to you,
SUGAR

dklars said...

I never knew "Good Thursday" had an official name.  I guess the Catholic church doesn't emphasize "Maundy Thursday."  You learn something new every day!
~~Kath~~

haileen2003 said...

An interesting entry...Enjoy the Book
'Happy Easter'
Aileen....X

msecz said...

We now call it Holy Thursday  and at the service at church we wash each others feet too... hope you have a nice day, Sandra

jaymact1 said...

For some reason this year I got muddled up and said to Stuart on the Thursday after Ash Wednesday that I had not seen the Queen giving out the Maundy Money this year but I just thought I had missed it on the news so thank you for getting me sorted out as soon as I started reading your entry I said to myself Of course its today what was I thinking it must be be and age thing. Have a lovely Easter Love Joan.

aniracj said...

Englands pride, yay!! Way to go Jan, excellent entry.....my chest was puffing with pride as I read this....mind you too much puffing out and I would knock peoples eyes out with me boobies, lol!! Happy Easter Jan & Maurice!! Love Joan

jules19642001 said...

lovely entry, happy easter :).........jules xx

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debbiewebb4465 said...

WOW good entry Jan ~ very interesting, I certainly learnt something, thank you :-) And no I'm not ready for Easter !!!! Still a coupla eggs short ~ nothing new for me I'm afraid, bit last minute I am :-) Glad you're enjoying your book, sounds great and I hope you're having a good day :-)
much love n hugs ~x Debbie x~

oddb0dkins said...

In Royal Mail we are allowed half a days holiday per year for Maunday Thursday. So every second year we get an extra days leave. I like Maunday Thursday. ;O)  Enjoy your book. B. x

ally123130585918 said...

Lovely entry Jan ~ your book sounds interesting ~ hope you got everything done you had planned for today ~ Ally

nedmoh said...

Lovely interesting entry all about Maundy Thursday,didn't know all the meanings.Maurice will be pleased to be finished work till Tuesday.Glad  you are enjoying your book.We had some real funny nicknames in the village but we just took it as the norm!!  I love all your graphics.......Love Jeanxx

mllevl said...

Well I learn something every day...lived in Guidford for a short while, donkeys years ago and never knew the town had a cathedral!!  Happy Easter and good luck with your book!  Eve

wobblymoo said...

Great entry, thanx

labdancer51 said...

Thanks so much for explaining about Maundy Thursday Jan.  I used to know about it but to my eternal shame I`d forgotten all about it! :o(  I certainly didn`t know that about the Union Flag!  :o)

Sandra xxxxx

siennastarr said...

Jan..   Thanks for that bit of history about our lovely mother country England.. :)   I learned alot today.. :)

I hope you have a wonderful, happy Easter, Jan..  

May God Bless you and bring you and your home love, health and happiness!

Hugs,
Jackie

cacklinrosie101 said...

What a nice ceremony that is.  I'm laughing at the nicknames.  Ours are really different in the US.  I work for the federal government (US)....Veterans Affairs.  We serve the veterans who served in the military and their families.  I have to work today...grrrr....we don't get any religious holidays off except for Christmas.
We are granted time off if we want to attend Good Friday services near the office.  Have a blessed Easter weekend...HUGS  Chris

jmoqueen said...

Hope your having a nice Easter and Maurice is enjoying his time off ;-)  I never knew that about the coins and the flag being 400 years old!!  Doesn't time fly lol