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Holy Innocents, in the New Testament, children of Bethlehem "from two years old and under," killed by the order of Herod the Great in the attempt to destroy the infant Jesus. The Innocents have been venerated in the Christian Church as martyrs since ancient times. In the Eastern Church they are known as the Holy Children. Their feast, formerly known in England as Childermas, is Dec. 28.

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Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents. The children of Bethlehem who, according to Matthew 2. 16–18, were slaughtered by the order of King Herod the Great in a vain attempt to kill the infant Jesus. They are commemorated as martyrs on 28 Dec.

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Innocents, Holy

Holy Innocents: see Holy Innocents.

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