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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According to tradition, the Feast of the Holy Innocents is kept within the octave of Christmas because "the Holy Innocents died not only for Christ but in His stead.
Wake up to what is happening to so many of today's innocents and be moved by their plight and the cries of their mothers to do everything to protect life, helping it "be born and grow," he said in a letter sent to bishops commemorating the feast of the Holy Innocents, Dec.
28, was the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which commemorates the mass killing of babies that targeted the Infant Jesus.
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.
One of the possible times for the boy bishop's liturgical activities was also during the Christmas season: on 28 December, the Feast of the Holy Innocents.
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.

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