Diocesan News

Washing of Feet Is Part of Holy Thursday Liturgy

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The traditional washing of the feet, done in imitation of Jesus’ washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper, is part of the Holy Thursday liturgy. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio washed the feet of parishioners at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge, where he celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Father Manuel de Jesus Rodriguez, pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jamaica, washed the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday Mass at the Queens church.