INNOCENTS, THE HOLY, FEAST OF
- a festival celebrated in the Western Church on the 28th December and in the Eastern on the 29th, to commemorate the slaughter by Herod of the children at Bethlehem from two years old and under, and who have from the earliest times been included among the holy martyrs of the Church.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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