Orthodox Christians mark Maundy Thursday in Jerusalem

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Orthodox Christians mark Maundy Thursday in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III washes the feet of 12 of his clergymen in the courtyard of the Holy Sepulchre Church.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III washed the feet of 12 of his clergymen in the courtyard of the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday in a traditional ceremony that takes place three times ahead of Easter Sunday.
According to Christian faith, Jesus washed the feet of his 12 disciples prior to the Last Supper….