San Jose Mayor Doc Mac Chavez in Camarines Sur took a solemn rest from the political campaign in the Holy Week and gave time for the “washing the feet of the disciples” with Most Rev. Rolando J. Tirona, Archbishop of Caceres.
Archbishop Tirona led the “Rites for washing the feet of the 12 disciples”, at the Archdiocesan Shrine of St Joseph, the start of the Holy Week Triduum Mass.
Mayor Doc Mac Chavez assisted Archbishop Tirona by carrying the basin of water being used in washing the feet of the “disciples”.
According to Mayor Doc Mac Chavez, Holy Thursday also known as Maundy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood.
“One of the traditions on Holy Thursday is the washing of the feet of laymen by their priest during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which recalls Christ’s own washing of the feet of His disciples,” Mayor Doc Mac said.
Mayor Doc Mac is running for reelection while his father, ABC Antonio B. Chavez, is also running for Congress to represent the 4th District of Camarines Sur.
Congressional aspirant ABC Chavez also took a leave from the political campaign in observance for the Holy Week.