Thursday 18th April, the Community will be praying Vigils and Compline privately.

Let the brethren serve one another

Let the brethren serve one another, and let no one be excused from the kitchen service, unless for sickness or because he is occupied in some business of importance. For this service brings increase of reward and of charity. But let the weak have help provided for them, that they may not perform their office with sadness; and indeed let every one have help, according to the size of the community or the circumstances of the locality. If the community be a large one, let the cellarer be excused from the kitchen service; and so also those who are occupied in more important business, as we have said before. Let the rest serve one another in charity. When the server is ending his week on the Saturday let him do the washing. He shall wash the towels which the brethren use for drying their hands and feet; and both the servers, that is the server who is ending his week and he who is about to begin, shall wash the feet of the whole community. Let the outgoing server restore the vessels of his office to the cellarer clean and sound; and let the cellarer then deliver them to the incoming server, in order that he may know what he is giving out and what receiving back.