Day of the Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents:

“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.”- Matthew 2:18

The Day of the Holy Innocents was yesterday. This day commemorates the biblical retelling from when King Herod ordered all of the boys under the age of two to be killed. He did this out of fear of losing his crown to the King of the Jews, Jesus, who had just been born. Mary and Joseph were warned to leave Bethlehem due to this horrific massacre. They did so, however, there were many innocent young boys who lost their lives because of King Herod’s greed. December 28, is the day that these innocent lives are remembered for they did nothing wrong and their lives were stolen.

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