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Holy Thursday at St. Barbara Church

The faithful of St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church gathered at the parish on Thursday evening for the Holy Thursday celebrations. Fr. Reemon processed into the church along with altar servers, shamashe and the 12 young boys who were going to have their feet washed.

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded…