December 28: Feast of Holy Innocents, martyrs

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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.

(Collect for December 28, Feast of Holy Innocents, Book of Common Prayer)

Image: Icon written by Suzanne Zoole for Holy Innocents Episopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia)

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