An example set by Jesus Christ was followed, last week, by their Most Catholic Majesties, King Alfonso and Queen Victoria Eugénie of Spain.
As a preliminary they summoned to the Royal Palace in Madrid a starveling rabble of beggars from among whom were chosen by lot 13 men and 13 women. Soon the lucky 26 had their feet washed. Queen Victoria Eugénie laved the feet of the women. King Alfonso attended to the men.
Thus was symbolized the act of Christ in washing the feet of his Apostles. As recorded by Apostle John,* the procedure of the Savior was as follows: