Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lords Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.
Here the Fathers order that no one of the faithful shall stop work on the Sabbath as do p. 149 the Jews, but that they should honour the Lords Day, on account of the Lords resurrection, and that on that day they should abstain from manual labour and go to church. But thus abstaining from work on Sunday they do not lay down as a necessity, but they add, “if they can.” For if through need or any other necessity any one worked on the Lords day this was not reckoned against him.
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