Today is Holy Thursday, the first day of "The Sacred Triduum"—the three day period before Easter which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. On the evening of Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, Christians celebrate The Mass of the Lord's Supper which commemorates Christ's final Passover Seder in Jerusalem at which he institutes the celebration of the Eucharist. He also establishes the Christian Priesthood and, while washing his disciples' feet, imposes his Novum Mandatum ("New Commandment"): to love and serve one another as Christ loves them.
Easter is the holiest of events for Christians; the Triduum, which begins tonight, is the period of deepest reflection and preparation before that joyful day—that darkest period before the dawn.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248