Bishops perform the washing of the feet, as Jesus instructed the Apostles to follow his lead and the bishops are the successors of the Apostles.Asteriktos said:We used to do this at the Protestant church I was a part of. We'd do it once a year, sort of a non-sacramental custom or tradition. It was quite interesting. The church was a pretty tight-knit group of about 90-100 though, so we weren't really strangers. I've heard of Orthodox doing the custom as well, e.g. monastics. It'd be a cool custom to use, if people were willing.
Not everything has to be uber-practical...JamesR said:I would, but I imagine it wouldn't really benefit anyone. Wouldn't it be better to "wash a stranger's feet" by helping them? Like giving money to the homeless, offering them a meal or a ride etc.