Feast of Holy Innocents

Today is a day to remember the children killed by Herod and he searched to destroy the child Jesus.

On this day may we be reminded of the weeping of mothers and fathers over children lost. The victims of war… famine… refugee abuse… and more. The weeping heard in the days of Herod is still weeping we hear in our day. Give us ears to hear.

Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

The Warning of Herod and the Feast of the Holy Innocents - Word on Fire

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