4th day of Christmas: Feast of the Holy Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents is when the Church remembers the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt and the tragedy of Herod’s orders to kill all the children of Bethlehem that were two years old or younger in the hopes of killing his rival to the throne (See Matthew 2 for the whole story). Matthew 2:16-28 16┬áThen Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he … Continue reading