“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”“
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Just after Christmas comes the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It commemorates the first Christian martyrs, the children who died in Bethlehem when jealous Herod ordered their slaughter to keep one of them — nobody knew which one — from supplanting him as king of the Jews.
Herod, the Gospel of Matthew says, “was exceeding angry; and sending men killed all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men….”
http://www.abc.net.au/…/3661704.htmAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Dec 28, 2012 – The slaughter of innocents always appears irrational, as the event in …. Just as we have been moved by the deaths of the twenty Newtown …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/the-feast-of-holy–innoc…The Huffington Post
Dec 28, 2012 – The ‘Feast of Holy Innocents‘ Two Weeks After The NewtownMassacre … the birth of the child who is Emmanuel to recall the death of children …
Dec 28, 2012 – Today, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the church remembers the thousands of Jewish male infants killed by kingly decree “in the days of …
Dec 21, 2012 – In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, families … Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what.
Dec 18, 2012 – The Holy Innocents of Newtown By now all the world is aware of the …Holy Innocents, you experienced a violent death, pray for all who are …
Dec 28, 2012 – Two weeks after the deaths of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, the Feast of the Holy Innocents is particularly poignant for many …
Dec 19, 2012 – The Holy Innocents: Newtown, Washington and the Way Forward … The murder of 26 innocent victims, many of them children, in a schoolhouse …
ncronline.org/…/secret-reason-death–innocents…National Catholic Reporter
Jan 4, 2013 – This is the secret cause of heartbreak and suffering for all lovers; it is the secret cause of the death of the Holy Innocents in the Christmas story …
Dec 28, 2012 – On this Feast of the Holy Innocents, let us remember the children who are … Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut.
The number of infants killed is not stated; the Holy Innocents, although Jewish, … during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod.
http://www.newadvent.org › Catholic Encyclopedia › HNew Advent
It is impossible to determine the day or the year of the death of the Holy Innocents, since the chronology of the birth of Christ and the subsequent Biblical events …
Dec 8, 2009 – She was his beloved Hasmonean bride whom he loved to death [literally, ….. the slaughter of the Holy Innocents, while other confessions chose …
oca.org/…/103682-14000-infants-the-holy-…Orthodox Church in America
Dec 29, 2013 – When the holy Elder died, Herod would not give permission for him to be properly buried. On the orders of King Herod, the holy prophet and …
www.innocents.com/shrine.aspHoly Innocents’ Church
Often children who have died before birth have no grave or headstone, and sometimes not even a name. At The Church of The Holy Innocents, we invite you to …
www.innocents.com/Holy Innocents’ Church
The Roman Catholic Church of The Holy Innocents is located in the Fashion Center, mid-town Manhattan. Founded in 1866, the mission of the church is to be a …
http://www.ncregister.com/…/did-the-slaughter-of-th…National Catholic Register
Dec 26, 2012 – … the Church commemorates the slaughter of the holy innocents. … the whole kingdom would be forced to mourn at the occasion of his death.
Dec 28, 2012 – Old Calendar: The Holy Innocents … celebrates the memory of the small children of the neighborhood of Bethlehem put to death by Herod.
http://www.netplaces.com › Saints › The Horrible Fates of Early Martyrs
Not everyone who dies for the faith chooses to die. Although martyrs are most often characterized by a willingness to surrender to death, there are many who …