A bishop has washed the feet of prisoners at a jail in Hampshire during a Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth washed the feet of six of the 15 Winchester Prison inmates present at the Mass.
Before washing their feet, he told them he would ask God to assure them all of His love and mercy.
He said: “Every disciple of Christ should imitate Jesus Who came not to be served but to serve… today in this Mass, as Jesus lays down His Life for us on the altar and as I your Bishop, like Jesus, go on my knees to wash your feet, I ask God to assure you of His love, to forgive you, to heal you, and, through you, to give strength and consolation to everyone else in this place.”
Bishop Egan celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper a day earlier than usual because he is celebrating the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday at St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth.
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