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Maundy Thursday – Reception of Communion

April 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This day has two foci: service and eucharist. It takes its name from the Latin word for commandment – mandatum – specifically Jesus’ words to his disciples at the Last Supper “I give you a new commandment that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”

That first Maundy Thursday he shows them how to love by first washing their feet – an act of humble service – and by instituting the Eucharist, an act of sacrifice. He breaks open bread and pours out wine in anticipation of the following day when his body will be broken and his blood poured.

This Maundy Thursday come to the church anytime between 4:00pm – 6:00pm to receive communion, recalling that first eucharistic celebration when Jesus broke bread and shared the cup, and asked us to continually “do this in remembrance of me.” On this holy day, think also of an act of service that you may do for someone whom you love, as Christ loved his disciples and washed their feet.


April 1, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8 Canada

The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.