Massacre of the Innocents

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Massacre of the Innocents

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(Bible) the slaughter of all the young male children of Bethlehem at Herod's command in an attempt to destroy Jesus (Matthew 2:16–18)
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The fourth day observes the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which honours the children massacred by Herod the Great who had been told that among the newborns on 25 December a child was born who would replace him as king of the Jews.
FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS 1694: Queen Mary II died from smallpox, leaving William to reign alone.
A literal interpretation of this clause underlay the liturgical innovations for the Circumcision, the special feast of the subdeacons, as it did for the choirboys on their feast of the Holy Innocents.
We celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents with a renewed enthusiasm as we rededicate ourselves to the long-term task of explaining the culture of life more effectively to our fellow Canadians.
28, 1953, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, she noted, "Fr.
Today is the twenty-eighth of December, feast of the Holy Innocents.
December 28 is an annual date in the Church's calendar commemorating the Feast of the Holy Innocents, when King Herod decreed that all male children two years old and under should be killed to make sure he was rid of the Christ child Jesus.
It is monastic custom on this day, the feast of the Holy Innocents, to promote the youngest novice to be Abbot or Prior.
It was released a few days after the Catholic calendar celebrates the December 28 Feast of the Holy Innocents, a day when Catholics remember the innocent child victims of adult cruelty and callousness.
For example, the Feast of the Holy Innocents on December 22, would seem a perfect opportunity for the Catholic Church to fast en masse.
The annual event takes place on December 28th, known as the feast of the Holy Innocents, to commemorate the children slaughtered by King Herod in his attempt to kill the Christ Child.
Felicia was buried December 27, the Feast of the Holy Innocents on the Catholic Church's calendar.

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