Christians mark Holy Thursday


By KBC Reporters

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Christians have been urged to emulate the humility of Jesus Christ in their service to humanity.

Father Jackson Karomo who led the Holy Thursday mass at the Holy Family Basilica, symbolic of the Lord’s last supper before being put to the cross said the world is yarning for selfless people who are ready to suffer for the sake of the truth like Jesus Christ did over 2000 years ago.

Father Jackson Karomo led the hugely symbolic gesture, washing the feet of twelve believers chosen to represent Jesus’ twelve disciples just like Christ did before he was sent to the cross over 2000 years ago.

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This weekend Christians all around the world will be celebrating the Easter season focusing on love and selfless service to humanity.

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Vows renewed

Hundreds of priests from the Catholic Church have renewed their vows in a colouful ceremony at the Holy Family Basilica.

The event, known in Catholic parlance as the Mass of Chrism, is marked annually and coincides with Holy Thursday in the Christian calendar.

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The solemn assembly is meant to encourage the fathers in their service to God, and to prompt Catholics to continue praying for their priests.

Adorning their liturgical vestments, the priests drawn from parishes across the country, walked ceremoniously into the sanctuary, ready for an event that marks a change in their lives.

It was a time to renew their vows of commitment to service for God. The Mass of Chrism as it is known, was presided over by John Cardinal Njue.

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John Cardinal Njue blessed the palm oil, also known as anointed oil as a sign of protection. The solemn occasion is a symbolic remembrance of the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Later tonight (Thursday), the Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place where the faithful will remain in the presence of the Eucharist just as the Disciples kept vigil with Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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