Or was he?
The Preparation And Celebration Of The Easter Feasts
Congregation for Divine Worship
51. The washing of the feet of chosen men [the original Latin says vir] which, according to tradition, is performed on this day, represents the service and charity of Christ, who came "not to be served, but to serve. This tradition should be maintained, and its proper significance explained.
Given at Rome, at the Offices of the Congregation for Divine Worship,
January 16, 1988
Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer Prefect
Vigilio Noe Titular Archbishop of Voncaria