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Old Apr 9, 2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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Maundy Thursday

BBC article explaining today's distribution of "Maundy money" by Queen Elizabeth II and the medieval origin of the ceremony:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...lk/7991228.stm

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Old Jun 9, 2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'm annoyed it didn't give the full explanation of the origin of Maundy Money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maundy_money

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The Maundy ceremony has been known in England since about 600 AD, but there is some disagreement among scholars as to first recorded instance of the Maundy ceremony. King Edward II (13071327) is often cited as the first English monarch to have actively taken part in the ceremony, although no dates are given. The first recorded occasion when the sovereign distributed alms at a Maundy service was in 1210, when King John (11991216) donated garments, forks, food, and other gifts to the poor of Knaresborough, Yorkshire.[2] King Edward III (13271377) is also said to have washed feet and given gifts including money to the poor; the practice continued regularly, with the participation of the monarch, until 1698.
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