It is the Thursday before Easter.
It commemorates the Last Super Jesus Christ had with his disciples during which he admonished them to love one another even as he had loved them.
In recent years, washing of feet has become part of the evening observations of Maundy Thursday by some Christian denominations.
Such Services are reminiscent of the washing of feet by Jesus Christ in the Upper Room during the Last Super and accentuate the theme of humility and service.
Speaking on the essence of the day, the Anglican Bishop of Eha-Amufu Diocese, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, the Right Reverend Daniel Olinya, says the day reminds Christians of the sufferings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Olinya advised Christians to reflect on the teachings of Jesus Christ which was embedded on love, humility and selfless service to humanity.
A Christian Faithful, Mr Patrick Ezeorah explains that in the Catholic Church, Maundy Thursday signifies the birth of all the Catholic Priests as they come together on this day to re-consecrate themselves.
In some denominations, moments of total darkness are observed during the service to usher in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.