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What does the Church celebrate on Holy Thursday?

On the evening of Holy Thursday, the Eucharist and priesthood are both celebrated. In this ceremony, a priest washes the feet of several people in remembrance of the act performed by Jesus with the 12 apostles.After this Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in a prepared location for the day called ?monument?. In some countries there is a tradition of making turns praying all night to be by the side of Jesus on the eve of his death. OFL/AERR-- PR