Maundy Thursday at the Western Christian

Maundy Thursday (as it is called Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday ) — Thursday of Holy Week, the first day of Passover (Easter Triduum). This day commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the sacrament of the Eucharist — Holy Communion.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat, this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it, for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
(Matthew 26:26-27)

morning in cathedrals bishops served a special Mass in the consecration of the world. The priests during Masses this update vows brought them the ordination.

Evening to celebrate mass memory of the Last Supper, during which the priests performed the rite of washing the feet parishioners.

Then (Jesus) 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. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him: "O Lord! Dost thou wash my feet? '. Jesus answered him, "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter».
(John 13:5-7)

During this Mass, after the hymn " Glory to God "and the bells fall silent body that are not used prior to the Easter Vigil.

Holy Gifts (bread and wine) was transferred with a procession through the temple into a place prepared in one of the chapels where they are kept up to the next day, which symbolizes the arrest and detention of Christ. The procession is headed by a minister with the cross, and in front of the Blessed Sacrament are the servants with the censer and candles.

After Holy Thursday consecration of bread and wine is not made before the Easter Vigil and communion using the Blessed Sacrament, the consecrated on Holy Thursday .