What does "Stripping of the Altar" entail and what the origin and meaning of this practice? - Why do we strip the altar at maundy thursday
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On Maundy (Holy) Thursday the Mass is concluded with the As His life was stripped from Him, so we strip our altar of the signs of life to. Each Maundy Thursday, the members of our church's altar guild carefully and lovingly remove They strip the altar to bare stone. We are not losers, but we have been reduced, some of us to what feels like our touchstone.