Holy Innocents


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Holy Innocents,

in the New Testament, children of Bethlehem "from two years old and under," killed by the order of HerodHerod,
dynasty reigning in Palestine at the time of Jesus. As a dynasty the Herods depended largely on the power of Rome. They are usually blamed for the state of virtual anarchy in Palestine at the beginning of the Christian era.

Antipater (fl. c.65 B.C.
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 the Great in the attempt to destroy the infant Jesus. The Innocents have been venerated in the Christian Church as martyrs since ancient times. In the Eastern Church they are known as the Holy Children. Their feast, formerly known in England as Childermas, is Dec. 28.

Innocents, Holy:

see Holy InnocentsHoly Innocents,
in the New Testament, children of Bethlehem "from two years old and under," killed by the order of Herod the Great in the attempt to destroy the infant Jesus. The Innocents have been venerated in the Christian Church as martyrs since ancient times.
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Holy Innocents

male infants slaughtered by Herod. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 179; N.T.: Matthew 2:16–18]

Holy Innocents

infant boys massacred in Bethlehem under Herod. [O.T.: Matthew 2:16–18]
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May Holy Innocents Day make us remember the tyranny of the past, and inspire us to fight tyranny today and in the future.
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The murder of the Holy Innocents is a brutal and tragic story--for the children, of course, but for the parents, too.
I could hardly sing, Iwas so overcome with emotion at the transformative nature of that hymn,where men who had done unspeakable things to other human beings couldbecome holy innocents again for a few minutes of an afternoon beforeChristmas, in one of the most unholy places on the planet.
He has served as pastor of Holy Innocents Church in Highland Falls, N.Y., and at Grace Church in Millbrook, N.Y.
Should we not be addressing the wholesale slaughter of all "Holy Innocents"?
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On the back side chapels, we can still venerate the relics of the Holy Innocents, skulls of thousands of young male children executed by Herod to avoid the loss of his throne and thus history documents the first Christian martyrs.
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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.
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