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3/29/13 at 01:22 PM 0 Comments

Foot Washing in a Catholic Church (PHOTOS)

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Photographer John Ragai has shared a collection of photos taken at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Ragai's pictures capture the personality of this congregation as they gather for Maundy Thursday, a feast day to remember the Last Supper.

The church also participates in the washing of feet. This tradition is based on John chapter 13.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. - John 13:3-5

Parishioners waiting for their feet to be washed.

Photo: Flickr/John Ragai - Creative Commons

Jesus told his disciples, "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet." - John 13:14 ESV

In this photo the priest washes a man's feet.

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