December 20, 2018 8:00 am
December 20, 201811:00 pm
HOLY INNOCENTS DAY
Holy Innocents Day is observed annually on December 28th. Holy Innocents Day (also referred to as Childermas) commemorates the massacre of male children at Bethlehem by King Herod’s order (Matthew 2:16). This day is observed in the Western churches on December 28. These children are considered martyrs, Saints of God, by the Church.
Upon hearing of the birth of the King of the Jews and the fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy, Herod ordered the execution of all the male children in Bethlehem. While the exact date when this event occurred is uncertain, the feast has been celebrated since before the end of the fifth century.
We observe this very solemn day in our hearts.