Passion Sunday
Sunday Sun"day, n. [AS. sunnand[ae]g; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + d[ae]g day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; -- so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See {Sun}, and {Day}.] The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day. [1913 Webster]

{Advent Sunday}, {Low Sunday}, {Passion Sunday}, etc. See under {Advent}, {Low}, etc. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Sabbath}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Passion Sunday — ( Dominica de Passione ) is the name that was given to the fifth Sunday of Lent in pre 1960 General Roman Calendar. In 1960 Pope John XXIII changed the official name to First Sunday in Passiontide ( Dominica I in Passione ) to fit with the name… …   Wikipedia

  • Passion Sunday — • The fifth Sunday of Lent Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Passion Sunday     Passion Sunday     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Passion Sunday — Passion Pas sion, n. [F., fr. L. passio, fr. pati, passus, to suffer. See {Patient}.] 1. A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passion Sunday — n. 1. former name for the fifth Sunday in Lent, two weeks before Easter Sunday: now also called First Sunday of the Passion 2. name for PALM SUNDAY …   English World dictionary

  • Passion Sunday — Passion Sun|day in the Christian church, the Sunday two weeks before Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Passion Sunday — noun The fifth Sunday in Lent, the second Sunday before Easter, the first day in Passiontide. Syn: Care Sunday, Carle Sunday, Carling Sunday, Judica Sunday …   Wiktionary

  • PASSION SUNDAY —    the fifth Sunday in Lent, which is succeeded by what is called the Passion Week …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Passion Sunday —    The Fifth Sunday in Lent is so called because on this day our Lord began to make open prediction of His sufferings, and in her round of worship the Church begins the solemn commemoration of His Passion and Death. (See LENT, SUNDAYS IN.) …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Passion Sunday — /pæʃən ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say pashuhn sunday) noun the fifth Sunday in Lent, being the second before Easter …   Australian English dictionary

  • Passion Sunday — noun Date: 14th century the fifth Sunday in Lent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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