Here is a Retreat Address by Canon Arthur Couratin for Maundy Thursday, as noted by a member of S Stephen's House who took part in the House Holy Week Retreat in 1957.
First Prelude. Picture Lamb of God lifted up on the the altar of the Cross, the full, perfect and sufficient Sacrifice, Oblation, and Satisfaction for the sins of the whole World.
Second Prelude. Want a desire for holiness without which no man shall see God.
First Consideration. Think of Sin (not only as an everlasting power, nor as misleading ignorance, nor as an insult to God, nor as the cause of all human misery) but as a nauseating corruption which defiles and rots our inmost being. Think how it renders us utterly unworthy to approach God in whose sight the vey stars are impure.
Second Consideration. Think of Jesus Christ the Mediator of the New Covenant. See how by His self-sacrifice He sets free his cleansing and life-giving Blood which cleanses us from all sin when it is applied to our hearts in Baptism and in Penance.
Third Consideration. Think of the new status He has given us. We are a kingdom and priests. We have an Altar. We have been made worthy to stand before God and to minister to Him. We possess a new and living way into the heavenly places because we have washed our robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.
Colloquy. With Jesus the Lamb of God hanging upon the Cross. Praise Him with the song of the Angels: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing! Praise Him for His Precious Blood that has cleansed us, pray that He may present us a living sacrifice to His Father.
Hymn: English Hymnal 99, translated by Fr Caswall.
Glory be to Jesus,/Who, in bitter pains,/ Poured for us the life-blood/ From his sacred veins.
Grace and life eternal/ In that Blood I find;/ Blest be his compassion/ Infinitely kind.
Blest through endless ages/ Be the precious stream,/ Which from endless torment/ Doth the world redeem.
Abel's blood for vengeance/ Pleaded to the skies;/ But the Blood of Jesus/ For our pardon cries.
Oft as it is sprinkled/ On our guilty hearts,/ Satan in confusion/ Terror-struck departs.
Oft as earth exulting/ Wafts its praise on high;/ Hell with terror trembles,/Heaven is filled with joy.
Lift ye then your voices;/ Swell the mighty flood;/ Louder still and louder/ Praise the precious Blood.
Reading: Revelation 5.
Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open the seals, for thou wast slain and by thy Blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth.