If Jesus rose on the first day, wasn't that Monday when the calendar was made?

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If Jesus rose on the first day, wasn’t that Monday when the calendar was made? “Mon” or “mono” means “one”?


The word Monday does not come from the word mono. It comes from the Latin dies lunae, which means “day of the moon.” You can see this more clearly in the word used for Monday in some of the Romance languages: Spanish (Lunes), French (Lundi), and Italian (Lunedi).
While many English words derive from Latin, the days of the week are not among them. The Old English translation of “day of the moon” was Mōnandæg; later in Middle English it evolved to be Monenday.
As for why Monday is the “day of the moon,” that dates back to the ancient Greeks, who named the days of the week after objects in the sky (the sun, the moon, the planets). Later, during the rise of the Roman Empire, they were given Latin names, and those Latin names are what has been translated down to different languages.
So the first day of the week, the day on which Jesus rose from the dead, is Sunday, not Monday.

By Fr. Charles Grondin

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  1. #1. By using the capital, you sound loud stupid.
    #2. Christianity is the New Covenant! Jesus said The Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath. And He rose from the dead early morning the first day after Sabbath. And The Apostles gathered on the first day of the week.
    #3. I guess you’re a stupid Protestant sect which never read history of the church from the writings of the pre-constantine writers.

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