Feast Day of Holy Innocents

28 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am

Holy Innocents

We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by King Herod. Receive, we pray, into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims; and by your great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

In 2010, The Rev. Michael Sullivan, rector of The Church of the Holy Innocents in Atlanta, Georgia commissioned Suzanne Zoole, a writer of iconography, to write a Holy Innocents’ icon.