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AAS 49 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 Encilcica. It would therefore be wrong to see in this legislation of the rhythm of the week a mere historical circumstance with no special significance for the Church and which she could simply set aside.
Pope John Paul II
In coming to know the Church, which every Sunday joyfully celebrates the mystery from which she draws her life, may the men and women of the Third Millennium come to know the Risen Christ. Preceded by a preparatory fast, celebrated in the course of a long vigil, extended into the fifty days leading to Pentecost, the feast of Easter — “solemnity of solemnities” — became the day par excellence for the initiation of catechumens.
In this way, they will be led to a deeper understanding of Sunday, with the result that, even in difficult situations, they will be able to live it in complete docility to the Holy Spirit. The Planet Is Alive The presence of the Risen Lord in the midst of his people becomes an undertaking of solidarity, a compelling force for inner renewal, an inspiration to change the structures of sin in which individuals, communities and at times entire peoples are entangled.
Therefore, dear Brother Bishops and Priests, I urge you to work tirelessly with the faithful to ensure that the value of this sacred day is understood and lived ever more deeply. The connection between Sabbath rest and the theme of “remembering” God’s wonders is found also in the Book of Deuteronomy 5: It is this life-force which propels creation, “groaning in birth-pangs until now” Rom 8: The festive character of the Sunday Eucharist expresses the joy that Christ communicates to his Church through the gift of the Spirit.
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. It is clear therefore why the observance of the Lord’s Day is so close to the Church’s heart, and why in the Church’s discipline it remains a real obligation.
And I will betroth you to me for ever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.
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?
The Sunday assembly commits us therefore to an inner renewal of our baptismal promises, which are in a sense implicit in the recitation of the Creed, and are an explicit part of the liturgy of the Easter Vigil and whenever Baptism is celebrated during Mass. Paul too stresses this in writing to the Colossians: As the seventh day blessed and consecrated by God, the “shabbat” concludes the whole work of creation, and is therefore immediately linked to the work of the sixth day when God made man “in his image and likeness” cf.
Given such unanimity in the doctrinal and disciplinary tradition of the Church, Paul VI was able to declare that this tradition [regarding abortion] is unchanged and unchangeable.
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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 enciclicx yet are the light of the world, giving glory to the Father in the presence dkmini men”. The work of creation was sealed by the blessing and consecration of the day on which God donini “from all the work which he had done in creation” Gn 2: Beyond particular ritual forms, which can vary in time depending upon Church discipline, there remains the fact that Sunday, as a weekly echo of the first encounter with the Risen Lord, is unfailingly marked by the joy with which the disciples greeted the Master: As the Second Vatican Council recalls, the Church wished to extend throughout the year “the entire mystery of Christ, from the Incarnation and Nativity to the Ascension, to the day of Pentecost and to the waiting in blessed hope for enciclicx return of the Lord.
This explains why the faithful had to gather before sunrise.
He is the One who knows the secret of time and the secret of eternity, and he gives us “his day” as an ever new gift of his love. 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.
At the pastoral level, therefore, everything has to be done to ensure that the Sacrifice of the Mass is made available as often as possible to the faithful who are regularly deprived of it, either by arranging the presence of a priest from time to time, or by taking every opportunity to organize a gathering in a central location accessible to scattered groups. Without in any way detracting from the centrality of Christ and his Spirit, Mary is always present in the Church’s Sunday. From the Sunday Mass there flows a tide of charity destined to spread into the whole life of the faithful, beginning by inspiring the very way in which they live the rest of Sunday.
As John writes in the Prologue of his Gospel: He is the inward gift uniting us to the Risen Lord and to our brothers and sisters in the intimacy of a single body, reviving our faith, filling our hearts with charity and renewing our hope.
Until dommini recently, it was easier in traditionally Christian countries to keep Sunday holy because it was an almost universal practice and because, even in the organization of civil society, Sunday rest was considered a fixed part of the work schedule.
The “Sabbath” has therefore been interpreted evocatively as a determining element in the kind of “sacred architecture” of time which marks biblical revelation.
In reference to Pliny’s letter, Tertullian also recalls the coetus antelucani in Apologeticum 2, 6: Recited or sung, the Creed declares the baptismal and Paschal character of Sunday, making dids the day on which in a special way the baptized renew their adherence to Christ and his Gospel in a rekindled awareness of their baptismal promises. Moreover, Pastors should remind the faithful that when they are away from home on Sundays they are to take care to dles Mass wherever they may be, enriching the local community with their personal witness.
Hosea, for instance, puts it thus in this marvellous passage: AAS 89 As Saint Paulinus of Nola sings, “all things pass, but the glory of the saints endures in Christ, who renews all things, while he himself remains unchanged”.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, the imminence of the Jubilee invites us to a deeper spiritual and pastoral commitment.
In situations where the Eucharist cannot be celebrated, the Church recommends that the Sunday assembly come together even without a priest, 95 in keeping with the indications and directives of the Holy See which have been entrusted to the Episcopal Conferences for implementation. Easter banquet and fraternal gathering In countries where Christians are in the minority and where the festive days of the calendar do not coincide with Sunday, it is still Sunday which remains the Lord’s Day, the day on which the faithful come together for the Eucharistic assembly.
Enchiridion CEI 3, In the light of this mystery, the meaning of the Old Testament precept encicluca the Lord’s Day is recovered, perfected and fully revealed in the glory which shines on the face of the Risen Christ cf. Only in the fourth century did the civil law of the Roman Empire recognize the weekly recurrence, determining that on “the day of the sun” the judges, the people of the cities and the various trade corporations would not work.
Even the beauties of nature — too often marred by the desire to exploit, which turns against man himself — can be rediscovered and enjoyed to the full.
Dominni table of the word leads naturally encic,ica 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. Then, giving assent to the Eucharistic doxology with their “Amen”, the People of God look in faith and hope towards the eschatological end, when Christ “will deliver the kingdom to God the Father When the divine commandment declares: At the same time, it should not be forgotten that these traditions — and, by analogy, some recent cultural initiatives in civil society — often embody values which are not difficult to integrate with the demands of faith.
AAS 75 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 exhilarating advance of science, technology and culture in their various forms — an ever more rapid and today even overwhelming development — is the historical consequence of the mission by which God entrusts to man and woman the task and responsibility of filling the earth and subduing it by means of their work, in the observance of God’s Law.
The Spirit is unfailingly present to every one of the Church’s days, appearing unpredictably and diez with the wealth of his gifts.