Paragraph 2174

2174. Jesus rose from the dead “on the first day of the week.”104Because it is the “first day,” the day of Christ’s Resurrection recalls the first creation. Because it is the “eighth day” following the sabbath,105it symbolizes the new creation ushered in by Christ’s Resurrection. For Christians it has become the first of all days, the first of all feasts, the Lord’s Day (he kuriake hemera, dies dominica) Sunday:

We all gather on the day of the sun, for it is the first day [after the Jewish sabbath, but also the first day] when God, separating matter from darkness, made the world; and on this same day Jesus Christ our Savior rose from the dead.106


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

338. For what ends has God instituted Matrimony?

441. Is it possible to keep the Decalogue?

304. Which sins must be confessed?

593. What is the specifically Christian sense of this petition?

300. What is interior penance?

204. What is the relationship between the Resurrection of Christ and our resurrection?

120. How is Jesus’ offering expressed at the Last Supper?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the statement “God so loved the world that he gave his son” in John 3:16 mean?

How important is the reorganization of the Jerusalem temple described in 2 Maccabees 10:1-9?

How important is caring for the dead in the Bible and what can we learn from the story of Tobiah and the burial of the dead?

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

How to Avoid the Temptation of Lust and Adultery (Proverbs 5:3-6)

The Dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem: Analysis of the Ceremony (1 Chronicles 22-29)