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History of Childermas: Feast of the Holy Innocents

HISTORY OF CHILDERMAS Childermas, from an Old English word meaning the Mass of the Infants, is the festival in the church calendar begun in the fifth century — celebrated in the Western Church on December 28¬†and in the Eastern Church on December 29. It commemorates the date when King Herod ordered the massacre of the…

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