A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Rogereens
ROGEREENS, so called form John Rogers, their chief leader. They appeared in New England about 1677. Their distinguishing tenet was, that worship performed the first day of the week is a species of idolatry which they ought to oppose; and in consequence of this notion they used a variety of measures to disturb those who were assembled for public worship on the Lord's day.
- Backus' Hist. vol. i. p. 473. There is still remaining a small company of the Rogereens in Groton, near New London. See Benedict's Hist. of the Baptists, vol. ii. p. 426.