Today Pope Francis issued his highly anticipated encyclical Lumen Fidei. An encyclical (from the Greek enkyklios meaning “circular” or "general") is a letter sent by the pope for circulation among the bishops of the world or a particular region of the world. Encyclicals are used primarily for teaching and instruction in...
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"We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead."
~ Letter of Barnabas 15:6-8 (A.D. 74); just one of many early writings indicating the infant church in Apostolic times set apart Sunday for the public and solemn worship of God.