Remembrance Of #Childermas: The Feast of Holy Innocents, when King Herod’s massacred children in an attempt to murder the infant Jesus: first Christian martyrs. The Massacre of the Innocents is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem.

Feast of the Holy Innocents Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, has been described as a master politician capable of extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother, and his sister’s two husbands, for example, but not unlike modern US politicians responsible for the Black Genocide
No wonder Herod was “greatly troubled” when astrologers from the east came asking the whereabouts of “the newborn king of the Jews,” whose star they had seen. They were told that the Jewish Scriptures named Bethlehem as the place where the Messiah would be born. Herod cunningly told them to report back to him so that he could also “do him homage.” They found Jesus, offered him their gifts, and warned by an angel, avoided Herod on their way home. Jesus escaped to Egypt. Herod became furious and “ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under.”