When Does the Christian Week Start?
Fr Hans Leu, Otjiwarongo, Namibia – We are proud to have The Southern Cross for information, formation and meditation — in an open Christian perspective.
So it’s a tragedy that The Southern Cross on its “Saints Calendar 2017” (December 28) put the Sunday as day 7 — the end of the week.
We as Christians know well that Sunday is the first day of the week. We start on Sunday with the resurrection (a new life) and we get the community, the Word, the Bread, the task, the blessing for the week — we are on the way.
I therefore obtained my calendar for 2017 from a state enterprise. They have the wisdom and the courage to put Sunday first.
We as Christians have a great message: Sunday first — and we are ready to show this to the world.
Please change your calendar and take it up to offer the world the Christian message.
Thank you for your valued feedback. As we explained in the introduction to the calendar in the December 28 edition, we considered this particular question carefully. We decided after due consideration that since we hoped to reach especially schools with the calendar, it should be structured to make sense to their weekly routine. We are happy to review this in the future.—Editor