Childermas – 28 December

| December 28, 2016

Childermas – 28 December

Today, 28th December is Holy Innocents’ Day or Childermas (Children’s Mass). It was part of the Twelve Days of Christmas in Tudor times and commemorated the massacre of the baby boys which King Herod ordered in Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill the infant Jesus Christ. The story of the massacre is told in the […]

Holy Innocents’ Day

| December 28, 2015

Holy Innocents’ Day

Today many countries around the world celebrate Holy Innocent’s Day, or Childermas, a feast day which commemorates the massacre of the baby boys which King Herod ordered in Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill the infant Jesus Christ. The story of the massacre is told in the Gospel of Matthew: “Then Herod, when he saw […]

28 December – Childermas

| December 28, 2014

28 December – Childermas

Today is Childermas (Children’s Mass) or Holy Innocents’ Day and it was part of the Twelve Days of Christmas celebrated in the Tudor period. This feast day commemorates the massacre of the baby boys which King Herod ordered in Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill the infant Jesus Christ. The innocent babies were seen by […]