Thursday 21 April 2011

Maundy Thursday

The week leading up to Easter in the Christian Calendar, Holy Week. Is more than half over.

Today is Maundy Thursday when Christian's commemorate the Last Supper. The Queen (whose 85th birthday it is today) traditionally gives out alms to the poor at a Maundy Thursday service. The money, it would appear, equates to her age - so this year the pensioners get 85p. Riches once upon a time, I suppose.