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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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. Gathering her children into the Eucharistic assembly and teaching them to wait for the “divine Bridegroom”, she engages in a kind of “exercise of desire”, 56 receiving a foretaste of the joy of the new heavens and new earth, when the holy city, the new Jerusalem, will come down from God, “prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” Rev In the light of this constant and universal tradition, it is clear that, although the Lord’s Day is rooted in the very work of creation and even more in the mystery of the biblical “rest” of God, it is nonetheless to the Resurrection of Christ that we must look in order to understand fully the Lord’s Day.

The expectation of Christ’s coming is inscribed in the very mystery of the Church 55 and is evidenced in every Eucharistic celebration. But it is expressed most especially on the day when the whole community comes together to commemorate the Lord’s Resurrection. 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. Immediately after the creation stories, the Bible highlights the dramatic contrast between the grandeur of man, created in the image and likeness of God, and the fall of man, which unleashes on the world the darkness of sin and death cf.

Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, and in communion with the Bishops of the Catholic Church, I confirm that the direct and voluntary killing of an innocent human being is always gravely immoral.

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”.


Today, as in the heroic times of the beginning, many who wish to live in accord with the demands of their faith are being faced with difficult situations in various parts of the world.

In this perspective, the biblical theology of the eomini can be recovered in full, without compromising the Christian character of Sunday. This link invited an understanding of the Dlmini as the beginning of a new creation, the first fruits of which is the glorious Christ, “the first born of all creation” Col 1: This is the climax, here below, of the covenant of love between God and his people: By contrast, the link between the Lord’s Day and the day of rest in civil society has a meaning and importance which go beyond the distinctly Christian point of view.

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. As the whole community gathers to celebrate “the Lord’s Day”, domuni Eucharist appears more clearly than on other days as the great “thanksgiving” in which the Spirit-filled Church turns to the Father, becoming one with Christ and speaking in the name vies all humanity.

In considering the Sunday Eucharist more than thirty years after the Council, we need to assess how well the word of God is being proclaimed and how effectively the People of God have grown in knowledge and love of Sacred Scripture. Adopting an image dear to the Prophets, one could say that in both cases God reveals himself as the bridegroom before the bride cf.

The light of Christ is intimately linked to the “fire” of the Spirit, and the two images together reveal the meaning of the Christian Sunday. Sustaining Christian life as it does, Sunday has the additional value of being a testimony and a proclamation. The exhilarating advance of science, technology and culture in their various forms — vomini 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 dles of their work, in the observance of God’s Law.

Doubt no longer, but believe” Jn As the weekly “solemnity”, however, Sunday will continue to shape the time of the Church’s pilgrimage, until that Sunday which will know no evening.

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

Xies is why on the pastoral level the community aspect of the Sunday celebration should domiini particularly stressed. Open, open wide the doors to Christ! Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, Sunday Letters 1, Or do you despise the Church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? He is not the God of one day alone, but the God of all the days of humanity.


The Book of Revelation gives evidence of the practice of calling the first day of the week “the Lord’s Day” 1: 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.

For this presence to be properly proclaimed and lived, it is not enough that the disciples of Christ pray individually and commemorate the death and Resurrection of Christ inwardly, in the secrecy of their hearts. The encyclical also deals with the proper uses of sex and the implementation of knowledge encclica adolescent teens of these behaviors.

Within the dimension of time the world was created; within it the history of salvation unfolds, dominu its culmination in the ‘fullness of time’ of the Incarnation, and its goal in the glorious return of the Son of God at the end of time. Part of a series on the.

The Spirit is unfailingly present to every one of the Church’s days, appearing unpredictably and lavishly with the wealth of his gifts. And the inspired text goes on to give the reason for this, recalling as it does the dominj of God: The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime.

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For Christians, therefore, it was very difficult to observe the Lord’s Day on a set day each week. Saint Augustine, In Prima Enciclic. Moreover, there have always been groups within Christianity which observe both the Sabbath and Sunday as “two brother days”.

The duty to keep Sunday holy, especially by sharing in the Eucharist and by relaxing in a spirit of Christian joy and fraternity, is easily understood if we consider the many different aspects of this day upon which the present Letter will focus our attention.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.