Holy God, source of all love,
on the night of his betrayal
Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment,
to love one another as he loved them;
write this commandment in our hearts,
and give us the will to serve others
as he was the servant of all
who gave his life and died for us,
yet is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Thursday before Easter is known as either Maundy Thursday, or Holy ThursdayMaundy is derived from the Latin word for “command,” and refers to Jesus’ commandment to the disciples to “Love one another as I have loved you.”