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2178. This practice of the Christian assembly dates from the beginnings of the apostolic age.112The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the faithful “not to neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but to encourage one another.”113

Tradition preserves the memory of an ever-timely exhortation: Come to Church early, approach the Lord, and confess your sins, repent in prayer…. Be present at the sacred and divine liturgy, conclude its prayer and do not leave before the dismissal…. We have often said: “This day is given to you for prayer and rest. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”114

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

177. Who are the faithful?

493. Although it says only “you shall not commit adultery” why does the sixth commandment forbid all sins against chastity?

595. How is forgiveness possible?

581. What place does the Our Father have in the prayer of the Church?

218. What is the liturgy?

43. What does it mean to believe in only one God?

464. What are the duties of citizens in regard to civil authorities?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

How to deal with anger and anger, according to Proverbs 15:1-2?

What is David’s example of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11:32-40?

What is God’s promise for the restoration of Jerusalem, and what can we learn about God’s faithfulness from Jeremiah 31:31-34?

What are 5 important lessons about wisdom found in Baruch 3:9-12?

What does God’s sovereignty mean in Isaiah, and how does it ensure safety and protection for his people?

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?