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The Confession of Faith of Claudius
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And as concerns our celebration of the first day [of the week], the Sabbath. We do not celebrate it after the manner of the Jews, who crucified Christ, saying, “ His blood be on us and our children” (Matt, xxvii. 25). For the Jews do not draw water, or light a fire, or cook a dish of food, or bake bread, or go from one house to another. But we celebrate the Sabbath as the day in which we offer up the Offering {i.e. the Sacrament), and we make feasts thereon, even as our Fathers the Apostles commanded us in the A i8a<rfca\La. We do not celebrate the Sabbath as the first day of the week, but as a new day, whereof David said, “ This is the day which the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm cxviii. 24). For on the Sabbath our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and on it the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the upper room in Zion, and on it the Incarnation took place in the womb of Saint Mary, the perpetual Virgin, and on it [Christ] will come again to reward the just and to punish sinners.