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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The mention of the Bishop in the Eucharistic Prayer is the indication of this. In short, the Lord’s Day thus becomes in the encic,ica sense the day of man as well. This ecclesial dimension intrinsic to the Eucharist is realized in every Eucharistic celebration. Wise pastoral intuition suggested to the Church the deis 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.

Sharing in the Lord’s Supper is always communion with Christ, who offers himself for us in sacrifice to the Father”. For the faithful who have understood the meaning of what they have done, the Eucharistic celebration does not stop at the church door. In the minds of many of the faithful, not only the sense of the centrality of the Eucharist but even the sense of the duty to give thanks to the Lord and to pray to him with others in the community of the Church, seems to be diminishing.

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Heart of Sunday The presence of the Risen Lord It is a gaze which already discloses something of the nuptial shape of the relationship which God wants to establish with the creature made in his own image, by calling that creature to enter a pact of love. For example, the relaxed gathering enciiclica parents and children can be an opportunity not only to listen to one another but also to share a few formative and more reflective moments.

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Thus Christ was given the same title which the Septuagint used to translate what in the revelation of the Old Testament was the unutterable name of God: This social and cultural phenomenon is by no means without its positive aspects if, while respecting true values, it can contribute to people’s development and to the advancement of the life of society as a whole.

Without in any way detracting from the centrality of Christ and his Spirit, Mary is always present in the Church’s Sunday. Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, Sunday Letters 1, Saint Cyprian, De Orat. On their part, the People of God are drawn to respond to this dialogue of love by giving thanks and praise, also by demonstrating their fidelity to the task of continual “conversion”. Saint Basil, On the Holy Spirit27, The Sunday Eucharist The God who rests on the seventh day, rejoicing in his creation, is the same God who reveals his glory in liberating his children from Pharaoh’s oppression.


Although the precept may merge naturally with the human need for rest, it is faith alone which gives access to its deeper meaning and ensures that it will not become banal and trivialized. When its significance and implications are understood in their entirety, Sunday in a way becomes a synthesis of the Christian life and a condition for living it well.

The encyclical then addresses social and ecological factors, stressing the importance of a society which is built around the family rather than a wish to improve efficiency, and emphasizing the duty to care for the poor and the sick.

But it emerges particularly at Sunday Mass because of its special link with the commemoration of the Resurrection. The Christian community thus comes to a renewed awareness of the fact that all things were created through Christ cf.

Dies Domini Apostolic letter on keeping the lord’s day holy, 31 May 1998

From Sunday to Sunday, enlightened by Christ, she goes forward towards the unending Sunday of the heavenly Jerusalem, which “has no need of the sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light and its lamp is the Lamb” Rev The Maronite Liturgy also stresses the link between the Sabbath and Sunday, beginning with the “mystery of Holy Saturday” cf.

This is precisely why it is also the day of rest. When the divine commandment declares: The alternation between work and rest, built into human nature, is willed enficlica God himself, as appears in the creation story in the Book of Genesis cf.

The Sunday Eucharist, therefore, not only does not absolve the faithful from the duties of charity, but on the contrary commits them even more “to all the works of charity, of mercy, of apostolic outreach, by means of which it is seen that the faithful of Christ are not of this world and yet are the light of the world, giving glory to the Father in the presence of men”. But man’s relationship with God also demands times of explicit prayerin which the relationship becomes an intense dialogue, involving every dimension of the person.

The disciples of Christ, however, are asked to avoid any confusion between the celebration of Sunday, which should truly be a way of keeping the Lord’s Day holy, and the “weekend”, understood as a time of simple rest and relaxation. The table of the word leads naturally to the table of the Eucharistic Bread and prepares the community to live its many aspects, which in the Sunday Eucharist assume an especially solemn character.

De Corona 3, 4: And despite the difficulties, there are positive and encouraging signs.

Therefore, also in doomini particular circumstances of our own time, Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy. At Sunday Masses in parishes, insofar as parishes are “Eucharistic communities”, 52 it is normal to find different groups, movements, associations and even the smaller religious communities present in the parish.


For Christians, therefore, it was very difficult to observe the Lord’s Day on a set day each week.

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These are the words spoken by the celebrant as he prepares the Paschal candle, which bears the number of the current year. After Easter and Pentecost, the most solemn celebration is undoubtedly the Nativity of the Lord, when Christians ponder the mystery of the Incarnation and contemplate the Word of God who deigns to assume our humanity in order to give us a share in his divinity. This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written Word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s Tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal Magisterium.

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. The Eucharistic assembly What God accomplished in Creation and wrought for his People in the Exodus has found its fullest expression in Christ’s Death and Resurrection, though its definitive fulfilment will not come until the Parousiawhen Christ returns in glory.

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It is clear then why, even in our own difficult times, the identity of this day must be protected and above all must be lived in all its depth. The day of faith There is a need too to ensure that all those present, children and adults, take an active interest, by encouraging their involvement at those points where the ddomini suggests and recommends it.

On the threshold of the Great Jubilee of the Yearit has been domkni wish to offer you this Apostolic Letter in order to eniclica your pastoral efforts in this vital area. I have encicloca you this that my own joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. According to the Priestly writer of the first biblical creation story, then was born the “Sabbath”, so characteristic of the first Covenant, and which in some ways foretells the sacred day of the new and final Covenant.

It was only later, faced with the half-heartedness or negligence of some, that the Church had to make explicit the duty to attend Sunday Mass: In celebrating the Eucharist, the community opens itself to communion with the universal Church, 45 imploring the Father to “remember the Church throughout the world” and make her grow in the diees of all the faithful with the Pope and with the Pastors of the particular Churches, until love is brought to perfection.