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Maundy Thursday

The Hallel ("Praise") Psalms, (Pss. 113-118) were sung during Passover. Pss. 113-114 were sung at the beginning of the festival. The "hymn" that Jesus and his disciples sang after Supper (Mt. 26:30) would have been the second half of the Hallel (Pss. 115-118).

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"Temple Singers" by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (18361902). A group of Temple choristers singing the first half of the Great Hallel during the first part of the Passover festival
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