28 Dec 2010

December 28th - Feast of the Holy Innocents

Over at Word on Fire blog, Fr Steve has a reflection about todays feast of the Holy Innocents where the Church commemorates the lives of the innocent children lost in the massacre of the first born by King Herod at the time of Christ's birth. Father Steve reflects on this event here, taking a deeper look at the true loss that occurs upon rejecting the advent of Christ.

Lullay thou little tiny child,
By, by lully lullay.

O sisters, too how may we do,
For to preserve this day;
This poor youngling for whom we sing,
By by lully lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging
Charged he hath this day;
His men of might in his own sight
All young children to slay.

Then woe is me, poor child for thee
And ever mourn and say;
For thy parting, no say nor sing
By by lully lullay

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