One of our most popular stories last year during Holy Week addressed the washing of the feet, a Christian ritual leading up to Easter Sunday.
The washing of the feet during Holy Thursday services in Christian churches is a call for all to be of service to others, religious leaders say.
Holy Thursday kicks off the Easter Tridiuum, the holiest time on the Christian calendar, which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.
"Even though it's three days, it's kind of one large liturgy," explained Monsignor David Darin, pastor at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Belleville and a long-standing member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
Holy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper, or the first Mass, where Jesus offers his body and blood. In preparation for the Last Supper, Jesus washed the feet of his 12 apostles.
It is a symbol of Jesus' call to service, Darin said.