childermas


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childermas

(ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28
[Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsse Mass]
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Celebrated in other countries as Holy Innocents Day or Childermas (Children's Mass), Matthew 2: 16-18 narrates that the children were ordered killed by King Herod in his desperate attempt to eliminate the Holy Infant whom he considered a threat to his rule.
In this year the monastery at Westminster was hallowed on Childermas day").
A Childermas B Good Friday C Christmas Day D All Saint's Day 3.
By what name is Childermas, December 28, better known?