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Merry Maundy! Eller Great Thursday! Thursday 5 April 2007

Posted by mememe in Tro & Liv.
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Kim, killen med koll, berättade nåt som jag faktiskt inte visst innan – varifrån ordet skärtorsdag kommer. Och jag som trodde det kom från färgen hot pink! 😉 (Kanske inte helt fel med tanke på att lila används som liturgisk färg under fastan och påsken…)

Mer om påskens dagar finns att läsa på svenskakyrkan.se.

Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday och Great Thursday kallas den i andra traditioner. (Great Thursday tycker jag låter fantastiskt! More Great Thursdays please!)

Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos
A new commandment I give unto you,
that you love one another as I have loved you

På tal om skär så kan Wikipedia, som vanligt, berätta mer:

The day has also been known in English as Sheer Thursday, from an obsolete word shere (meaning ”clean” or ”bright”). This name might refer to the act of cleaning, or to the fact that churches would switch liturgical colors from the dark tones of Lent, or because it was customary to shear the beard on that day,[8] or for a combination of reasons.[9] This name is a cognate to the word still used throughout Scandinavia, such as Swedish ”Skärtorsdag”, Danish ”Skærtorsdag” and Norwegian ”Skjærtorsdag”. Skär in Swedish is also an archaic word for wash.

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