One of the symbolic gestures of Christianity is the washing of the feet during Holy Week.
It is the reenactment of Jesus Christ’s showing his call to service and is considered a humbling experience. It is usually performed on Holy Thursday, which kicks off the Easter Tridiuum.
This period is regarded as the holiest time on the Christian calendar, which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Here, Bishop Malcolm Babb of the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Faith setting about the task of washing the feet of members of the congregation and visitors on Wednesday night during a near four-hour ceremony at the Ealing Grove Cathedral, Christ Church.
This was the first foot-washing ceremony among the Spiritual Baptists for many a year without the presence of their spiritual leader, Archbishop Granville Williams, who passed away two Sundays ago. He will be buried on Monday. (AC)