Massacre of the Innocents

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Massacre of the Innocents

n
(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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I'm referring to the Feast of the Holy Innocents, or Innocents' Day.
Leila de Lima called on Filipinos to remember and seek justice for the innocent children who have been killed in the Duterte administration's violent campaign against illegal drugs as the country observed the Catholic Feast of the Holy Innocents. According to De Lima, children and their families should not be paying the price of the 'flawed' campaign.
27-28, 2017, Faith and Resistance Retreat in honor of the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which commemorates the children whom King Herod ordered killed in his attempt to destroy the infant Jesus.
I was well into my adult years before I knew the church had a day set aside for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, a commemoration of King Herod's murder of all young male children in Bethlehem.
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. Harris has shown in Sacred Folly how in some French dioceses the boy bishop appeared as part of the Feast of Fools observances; perhaps he could be persuaded to pursue that figure with the same skill and enthusiasm he has brought to bear on the Feast of Fools itself.
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. At First Vespers subdeacons assumed roles normally filled by the cantor or a deacon in the recitation of the Hours, relinquishing these at Second Vespers, followed by a festive New Year's Day collation in their honor.
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. So forget this thing, because the crazy kings who don't want any caroling there will kill you.
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.

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