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- n. The Christian Sabbath, observed on Sunday.
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The 1st day they call Dies Dominica, the Lord's Day (i.e., the day of the lord, the sun).
The "Didache" (q.v.) written at the close of the first century or early in the second, in IV, xiv, and again in XIV, i, commands an individual confession in the congregation: "In the congregation thou shalt confess thy transgressions"; or again: "On the Lord's Day come together and break bread ... having confessed your transgressions that your sacrifice may be pure."
Lord's Day which begins the Paschal, or Great, Week, after all the customary exercises from cook-crow till morn had taken place in the
The Anti-Sabbatarians were those who denied the obligation of any Lord's Day or Sabbath: they were pretty numerous, but were distributed through the other sects.