16 Cfr. JUAN PABLO II, Carta apóstolica «Dies Domini» (31 de mayo de ) 19 JUAN PABLO II, Carta encíclica «Dives in Misericordia» (30 de. Dies Domini Apostolic letter on keeping the lord’s day holy, 31 May by Giovanni Paolo II, , Lettera enciclica sull’impegno ecumenico. To the youth of the world, Mother of the Redeemer, Dies Domini. Cover of: Dies Domini .. Cover of: Para leer la encíclica en clave de sur.

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Vatican II Dignitatis humanae Gaudium et spes. But it is expressed most especially on the day when the whole community comes together to commemorate the Lord’s Resurrection.

The divine rest of the seventh day does not allude to an inactive God, but emphasizes the fullness of what has been accomplished.

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Moreover, there have always been groups within Christianity which observe both the Sabbath and Sunday as “two brother days”. From the sixth to the ninth century, many Councils prohibited ” opera ruralia “.

The theme of Sunday as the day illuminated by the triumph of the Risen Christ is also found in the Liturgy of the Hours 32 and is given special emphasis in the Pannichidathe vigil which in the Eastern liturgies prepares for Sunday. Saint Cyprian, De Orat.

I entrust this Apostolic Letter to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, that it may be received and put into practice by the Christian community. Here the Sabbath observance is closely linked with the liberation which God accomplished for his people.

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Wise pastoral intuition suggested to the Church the christianization of the notion of Sunday as “the day of the sun”, which was the Roman name for the day and which is retained in some modern languages.

But presuming a wider sense of commitment, why not make the Lord’s Day a more intense time of sharing, encouraging all the inventiveness of which Christian charity is capable? AAS 49 But the full range of the apostolic summons needs to be accepted: According to these theologians, these four teachings are not examples of papal infallibilitybut enciiclica examples of the infallibility of the ordinary encuclica universal Magisterium.


It is the day which recalls in grateful adoration the world’s first day and looks forward in active hope to “the last day”, when Christ will come in glory cf. By its nature, the creative act which founds the world is unceasing and God is always dpmini work, as Jesus himself declares in speaking of the Sabbath precept: If Christian individuals and families are not regularly drawing new life from the reading of the sacred text in a spirit of prayer and docility to the Church’s interpretation, 67 then it is difficult for the liturgical proclamation of the word of God alone to produce the fruit we might expect.

Sunday is a day which is at the very heart of the Christian life. This is why Christians, called as they are to proclaim the liberation won by the blood of Christ, felt that they had the authority to transfer the meaning of the Sabbath to the day of the Resurrection.

Once the assembly disperses, Christ’s disciples return to their everyday surroundings with the commitment to make their whole life a gift, a spiritual sacrifice pleasing to God cf. In any case, they are obliged in conscience to arrange their Sunday rest in a way which allows them to ddomini part in the Eucharist, refraining from eenciclica and activities which are incompatible with the sanctification of the Lord’s Day, with its characteristic joy and necessary rest for spirit and dommini.

Everything belongs to God! AAS 81 From this perspective, the situation appears somewhat mixed.

As certain elements of the same Jewish tradition suggest, 12 to reach the heart of the ” shabbat “, of God’s “rest”, we need to recognize in both the Old and the New Testament the nuptial intensity which marks the relationship between God and his people.

This is eagerly underscored by the Apologists and the Fathers of the Church in their writings and preaching where, in speaking of the Paschal Mystery, they use the same Scriptural texts which, according to the witness of Saint Luke cf. Therefore, the dies Domini is also the dies Ecclesiae. And constantly renewed by the weekly commemoration of Easter, may Christ’s disciples be ever more credible in proclaiming the Gospel of salvation and ever more effective in building the civilization of love.

Do not pay him homage in the temple clad in silk only then to neglect him outside where he suffers cold and nakedness. The grace flowing from this wellspring renews mankind, life and history. The Sunday assembly is the privileged place of unity: Sharing in the Lord’s Supper is always communion with Christ, who offers himself for us in sacrifice to the Father”. Certainly, Christians are no different from other people in enjoying the weekly day of rest; but at the same time they are keenly aware of the uniqueness and originality of Sunday, the day on which they are called to celebrate their salvation and the salvation of all humanity.


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Retrieved from ” https: The teachings of the Endiclica struck a sympathetic chord from the earliest centuries, and evoked strong echoes in the preaching of the Fathers of the Church. It is true that, in itself, the Sunday Eucharist is no different from the Eucharist celebrated on other days, nor can it be separated from liturgical and sacramental life as a whole.

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Code of Canon LawCanon I note with pleasure that in the years since the Council this important enciiclica has prompted not only many interventions by you, dear Brother Bishops, ddies teachers of the faith, but also different pastoral strategies which — with the support of your clergy — you have developed either individually or jointly.

This is why on Sunday, the day of gathering, small group Masses are not to be encouraged: Only in the fourth century did the civil law of the Roman Empire recognize the weekly recurrence, determining that on “the encic,ica of the sun” the judges, the people of the cities and the various trade corporations would not work.

Therefore, among the forms of culture and entertainment which society offers, the faithful should choose those which are most in keeping with a life lived in obedience to the precepts of the Gospel.

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