Clericalism vs. the Washing of Feet

Over at What Does the Prayer Really Say there’s a fair amount of clericalism on display from many quarters. At issue is the washing of feet in the Catholic ritual for Thursday in Holy Week (also called “Maundy Thursday” after the mandatum, or “new commandment” given by Jesus). As Fr. John Z. points out, the…

A Catholic Looks at Adventists and Foot-Washing

The blog, Re-Inventing the Adventist Wheel, has invited cradle Catholic Stephen Korsman of South Africa to be a contributing writer. In yesterday’s post, he looks at foot-washing, a ritual that Catholics do once a year (the priest washing the feet of twelve “select men”) and that Adventists do as part of every communion service (with…