The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents

King Herod obtained the rough date of the birth of the “King of the Jews” from the Wise Men who had come to seek and adore Him.  Through fear, hoping to avoid any challenge to his throne he had all children under the age of two massacred in a trawl which he hoped would include the Christ Child.  The feast in now kept as a special day for those children who have suffered abortion.

Picture: The Massacre of the Innocents at Bethlehem, by Matteo di Giovanni

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