Three days before Easter, Christians around the world and here in East Tennessee are recognizing a key event in the story of Jesus.
Services recognized Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. As part of Holy Week, it marks the last supper that brought Jesus together with his 12 disciples.
Churches like Church Street United Methodist are holding different services all week, leading up to Easter. At Church Street on Thursday, a special communion was held in honor of the last supper.
"It's the remembrance of that time when Christ gathered with his disciples on that night in the upper room, and he shared a meal with them, and we'll share communion as part of that memorial," said Associate Pastor Darryll Rasnake.
This Friday is Good Friday, and many public offices and services will be closed to mark the day Christ died on the cross.