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Church Buildings, 03: Basilica and Baptistery
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Eucharist on Sunday is part of Christian worship since the 1st century CE, following the mandate of Jesus Christ during the Last Supper (see e.g. Luke 22:19). Later, Justin Martyr (1 Apol. 67.7; 2nd cent. CE) and Cyprian of Carthage (Ep. 63.16.2; 3rd cent. CE) martyrs stressed that resurrection (Resurrection of Jesus Christ), the Paschal Mystery of Christ, is what Christians celebrate on Sunday Eucharist. On the other hand, Jesus Christ asked his followers to go and make disciples of all …

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Alçada Cardoso, Isabel Maria, “Church Buildings, 03: Basilica and Baptistery”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019

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