Previously, in accordance with Jewish religious practice, the sabbath had been celebrated on Saturday, being seventh day of the week. That all changed, when the First Council of Nicaea, convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine, at what is now Iznik, Turkey, ordained the change to Sunday. The Council of Nicaea also changed the date of Easter.
- Constantine the Great – Wikipedia
Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, and he played an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan in 313, which declared religious tolerance for Christianity in the Roman empire.
- Sabbath Change From Saturday To Sunday – JewishRoots.Net
There is no scriptural mandate that changes the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is some scripture that the early church met on a Saturday evening or Sunday and that they considered the first day of the week Sunday, the Lord’s day.
- Sabbath to Sunday: What Happened to the Sabbath Under Constantine
You may have heard the story of how Constantine changed the Sabbath to Sunday. According to the story, the early churches kept the Sabbath until Constantine, who was the high priest of paganism and who honored the sun god, changed the Sabbath, the 7th day, to the day of the sun, the 1st day.
- Sabbath in Christianity – Wikipedia
Sabbath in Christianity is the inclusion or adoption in Christianity of a Sabbath day. Established within Judaism through Mosaic Law, Christians inherited a Sabbath practice that reflected two great precepts: the commandment to “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” and God’s blessing of the seventh day (Saturday) as a day of rest in the Genesis creation narrative and declared as made for man by Jesus.
- Neither the Pope or Constantine changed the Sabbath from Saturday …
“The holy Sabbath looked glorious- a halo of glory was all around it. I saw that the Sabbath commandment was not nailed to the cross.
- Did Constantine Change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday?
Many are asking did Constantine change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. The short answer is No! Did Constantine’s first Sunday law play a key part in the final change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday? The answer is an unmistakable resounding Yes!