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1. Theological significance. Sunday is a gift of God’s grace. Even the natural elements contained in Sunday were planted in man’s nature by the Creator. The seven-day rhythm emerged through the combination of man’s spiritual urge towards order and his biological and psychological needs. Similarly, the duty to worship God is part of being a creature. According to Jewish belief, the holiness of the Sabbath stemmed from the Sabbath in Paradise, when man could renew his strength and lay before God in …

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Henri Oster, “Sunday”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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