Maundy Thursday commemorates the “Last Supper” at which Jesus celebrated the Passover with his twelve disciples and instituted the Eucharist that would commemorate his broken body and shed blood. Churches observe Maundy Thursday with celebration of the Eucharist. In some traditions, priests, ministers or deacons wash the feet of members of the community to recall the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples (John 13). This is a visible sign of the command to love one another and to serve others with selfless humility. After Maundy Thursday services, the altars of the church are stripped of cloths, candlesticks, and texts. Crosses or other religious symbols are removed or veiled in red, black, or violet.