What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, commemorating the day when Jesus celebrated His final Passover with His disciples in what is known as the Last Supper. At Unity, we celebrate a metaphysical Last Supper with music, prayer and communion.
In Keep A True Lent, Charles Fillmore explores the idea of communion from a metaphysical perspective:
“The benefit of taking Holy Communion is the establishing of our acceptance of the Christ whose coming we celebrate within our mind and heart. The bread used in the churches symbolizes substance, which we consider the Lord's body, a body of spiritual ideas; and the wine used symbolizes His blood, which we consider life, or the circulation of divine ideas in our consciousness that will purify our mind and heart and renew our strength, freeing us from all corruption, sin, and evil, and bringing forth in us the abundant, unlimited life of God.
Through the appropriation and assimilation of the substance and life in our own consciousness, we blend our minds with the Father-Mind and there is a harmonizing of every fiber of our body with the Christ body, which is life and light. As our mind and heart are cleansed of untrue thoughts and beliefs, and as we feed on living ideas, our body takes on the life and light of our divinity, and eventually will become living light.”
Join us this Maundy Thursday to symbolically celebrate the gift of the awakening of the Christ within each of us.