During Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday, is celebrated. It commemorates the disciples last supper with Jesus. The last supper is considered by many traditions to be the founding of the institution of the Eucharist. Some churches also symbolically reenact the washing, by Jesus, of the disciples feet.
Many Anchorage churches observe Maundy Thursday with services. A Google search using the following search terms, pulled over 3,000 local references to Maundy Thursday this year, many referring to services.
“maundy thursday 2010 anchorage”
I hope many of you will take the opportunity to explore this rich religious tradition this evening.