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Sunday is the day of the Christian week on which early Christians met for one or more liturgical gatherings and which from the 4th century CE would eventually become a day of rest. To designate this day, several terms are used in early Christian sources (Daniélou, 1958,337–354; Rordorf, 1962, 269–288): “first day of th…

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Rouwhorst, Gerard, “Sunday”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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