Father Methodius Telnack, kneeling at left, assisted by Brother Gullaume-Isaac, kneeling at right, washes the feet of Father Matt Torpey, as Brother Gabriel Friend, seated next to Torpey, awaits his turn during the Maundy Thursday Mass at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Foot washing is a religious rite, practiced primarily in the Catholic church, based on Jesus washing the feet of His disciples to teach humility and service to others.

Father Methodius Telnack, kneeling at left, assisted by Brother Gullaume-Isaac, kneeling at right, washes the feet of Father Matt Torpey, as Brother Gabriel Friend, seated next to Torpey, awaits his turn during the Maundy Thursday Mass at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Foot washing is a religious rite, practiced primarily in the Catholic church, based on Jesus washing the feet of His disciples to teach humility and service to others.

Father Methodius Telnack, kneeling at left, assisted by Brother Gullaume-Isaac, kneeling at right, washes the feet of Father Matt Torpey, as Brother Gabriel Friend, seated next to Torpey, awaits his turn during the Maundy Thursday Mass at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is one of the holy days of Eastertide and is the day Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples. Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period that commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. This period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends Sunday, on the evening of Easter. Foot washing is a religious rite, practiced primarily in the Catholic church, based on Jesus washing the feet of his disciples to teach humility and service to others.