No, the days of Creation, according to Tradition, are simply a metaphor for the FORTHCOMING RE-creation of the world, that will begin unfolding with the Fall itself.
Hence a day consists in first evening, then morning, that is, first darkness then light, that is, first sin, then redemption.
Hence, from the fall until now has been seven days, but we are only in the darkness of the seventh day, the morning has not yet come.
Here are some ECFs:
Lactantius, Ecclesial Apologist (250 – 317 AD):
Since all the works of God were completed in six days, the world must continue through six ages, that is, six thousand years. For the great Day of God is limited by a circle of a thousand years , as the prophet shows, who says: ‘In Thy sight, O Lord, a thousand years are as one day’ (Ps. 89:4). And as God labored during those six days in creating such great works, so His religion must labor during these six thousand years, while wickedness prevails and bears rule. And again, since God, having finished His works, rested on the seventh day and blessed it, at the end of the six thousandth year all wickedness must be abolished from the earth, and righteousness reign for a thousand years; and here must be tranquility and rest from the labors which the world now long has endured.
(The Divine Institutes, Lactantius, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Henrickson Pub., Peabody, MA, 1995, Vol. 7, p. 211)
St. Augustine’s First Solution to the Millennium of Rev. 20:
Those who, on the strength of this passage (Rev. 20:1-6), …have been moved, among other things, specially by the number of a thousand years, as if it were a fit thing that the saints should thus enjoy a kind of Sabbath-rest during that period, a holy leisure after the labors of sixthousand years since man was created… (and) there should follow on the completion of six thousand years, as of six days, a kind of seventh-day Sabbath in the succeeding thousand years;… And this opinion would not be objectionable, if it were believed that the joys of the saints, in that Sabbath shall be spiritual, and consequent on the presence of God.[FONT=Verdana](City of God, Bk. XX, Chp. 7)[/FONT]
Epistle of St. Barnabas, Chapter XV:
The Sabbath is mentioned at the beginning of the creation [thus]: “And God made in six days the works of His hands, and made an end on the seventh day, and rested on it, and sanctified it.” Attend, my children, to the meaning of this expression, “He finished in six days.” This implieth that the Lord will finish all things in six thousand years, for a day is with Him a thousand years. And He Himself testifieth, saying, “Behold, to-day will be as a thousand years.” Therefore, my children, in six days, that is, in six thousand years, all things will be finished. “And He rested on the seventh day.” This meaneth: when His Son, coming [again], shall destroy the time of the wicked man, and judge the ungodly, and change the-sun, and the moon, and the stars, then shall He truly rest on the seventh day. … Behold, therefore: certainly then one properly resting sanctifies it, when we ourselves, having received the promise, wickedness no longer existing, and all things having been made new by the Lord, shall be able to work righteousness. Then we shall be able to sanctify it, having been first sanctified ourselves. Further, He says to them, “Your new moons and your Sabbath I cannot endure.” Ye perceive how He speaks: Your present Sabbaths are not acceptable to Me, but that is which I have made, [namely this,] when, giving rest to all things, I shall make a beginning of the eighth day, that is, a beginning of another world. Wherefore, also, we keep the eighth day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead.
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