Just after Christmas comes the Feast of the Holy Innocents & Newtown Two Years Ago this Month


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.”

–Mathew 2:16-18

After a savage day, an orchestra brings solace

High school, elementary musicians make beautiful music

  • This is an altarpiece depicting the massacre of the holy innocents. The artwork, "Massacre of the Innocents" is by Giovanni Pisano.
This is an altarpiece depicting the massacre of the holy innocents. The… (Handout, THE MORNING CALL )
December 18, 2012|Daniel Patrick Sheehan | In The Burbs

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….”

from: AFTER NEWTOWN’S TRAGEDY at http://articles.mcall.com/2012-12-18/news/mc-emmaus-concert-burbs-20121218_1_herod-orchestra-director-viola

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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