I am starting this topic in reference to discussion of the subject of feet washing on the Why only two ordinances? thread. This will undertake to compile some references to feet washing in early Christian contexts. All references do not point to an exact type of practice in all cases, nor do I claim true Christian status for all sources. This is simply historical investigation. I will start the references in the next post. Perhaps when I have more time, I can add quotes from some of the references. Until then, at least the sources will be available. Perhaps others can and will add more sources/references for this historical study. A few of them are based on my findings several years ago, but most must be credited to the research of John Christopher Thomas presented in his book, Footwashing in John 13 and the Johannine Community.