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Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Today is their feast day.

In Honor of the Holy Family

The Sunday after Christmas (referred to liturgically as the “Sunday within the Octave of Christmas [that is, in the eight-day period after Christmas, inclusive]), which is today this year, celebrates the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph).

A Blessing of Children for Holy Innocents



Courtesy of here.  This is the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents.

The feast of the Holy Innocents is a good time to teach the children about their special patrons. There is also a traditional children’s blessing for the feast of the Holy Innocents that can be performed by the parents in the absence of a priest’s blessing at church.

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