Childermas; The Feast of the Holy Innocents

Triumph of the Innocents, by William Holman Hunt, 1883-4On this day we solemnize the innocent who have died at the hands of tyrants (Herod the Great) and through the barbaric practice of abortion. George Grant summarizes this day:

It has always been the focus of the Christian’s commitment to protect and preserve the sanctity of human life—thus serving as a prophetic warning against the practitioners of abandonment and infanticide in the age of antiquity, oblacy and pessiary in the medieval epoch, and abortion and euthanasia in these modern times.  Generally set aside as a day of prayer, it culminates with a declaration of the covenant community’s unflinching commitment to the innocents who are unable to protect themselves.

Prayer:

Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, once Thou embraced and placed Thy hands upon the little children who came to Thee, and said: “Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, and their angels always see the face of my Father!” Look now with fatherly eyes on the innocence of these children and their parents’ devotion, and bless them this day through our prayers.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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