Maundy Thursday is perhaps my favorite of all of the religious holidays. It started in high school where our choir director (public school) had us sing O Sacred Head Now Wounded as a warm up piece for each rehearsal. An incredibly beautiful song that expresses the mood of the day perfectly. For the birth of Christ is the reason that we celebrate Christmas but the gift of Jesus' death and the fact that God and Jesus loved us enough to go through with their plans and not back out is the greatest gift of all and how does one say "Thanks" enough for that. I don't think that you can.