Friday, April 06, 2007

Question of the Day:

Today is Good Friday. As it is a day honoring the crucifixion and death of Jesus, why is it called Good?

Answer to Yesterday’s Question: It’s from the Latin word mandaturn. Which is the first word in John 13:34 in its Latin translation. (In English: “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another as I have loved you.”) It is traditionally used in a song format during foot washing ceremonies that take place on Maundy Thursday. Interestingly although it is based off the Latin translation it is used mostly by English speaking Protestant churches.

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