washing of feet

A ritual washing of churchgoers feet by clergy practised by some Christians, especially associated with Maundy Thursday
Syn: feet-washing, foot-washing, mandatum, pedilavium

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  • Washing of Feet and Hands — • Owing to the general use of sandals in Eastern countries the washing of the feet was almost everywhere recognized from the earliest times as a duty of courtesy to be shown to guests Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Washing of Feet and …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Foot washing — or washing of feet is a religious rite observed as an ordinance by several Christian denominations. The name, and even the spelling, of this practice is not consistently established, being variously known as foot washing , washing the saints feet …   Wikipedia

  • Ritual washing in Judaism — Part of Judaic series of articles on Ritual purity in Judaism   …   Wikipedia

  • Shaking the dust from the feet — was a practice of pious Jews during New Testament times. When Jesus called his twelve disciples, he told them to perform the same act against the non believing Jews. In the early Latter Day Saint movement of the 19th century, it was practiced… …   Wikipedia

  • foot washing — ▪ religious rite also called  washing of feet        a religious rite practiced by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week (preceding Easter) and by members of some other Christian churches in their worship… …   Universalium

  • Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet (Tintoretto) — Christ Washing the Disciples Feet Artist Tintoretto Year c. 1548 Type Oil on canvas Dimensions 228 cm × 326 cm (90 in × 128 in) L …   Wikipedia

  • foot washing —    In the 13th chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus washes the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper, usually the task of a servant. He says in verse 14, If I then your Lord and Master have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • foot washing — noun : a ceremonial cleansing of the feet preparatory to worship * * * foot washing, the washing of another s feet as a religious observance, especially in some Christian churches in commemoration of Christ s washing of the feet of his disciples… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Last Supper in Christian art — The Last Supper, by Bouveret, 1896 The Last Supper of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles has been a popular subject in Christian art,[1] often as part of a cycle showing the Life of Christ …   Wikipedia

  • Maundy Thursday — The Mystical Supper, Icon by Simon Ushakov (1685). Also called Holy Thursday Covenant Thursday Great and Holy Thursday Thursday of Mysteries …   Wikipedia

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